The Importance of Dental Cleaning
Posted October 28, 2013 by Wager-Evans Dental
Maintaining a stunning smile takes effort. Proper dental care is imperative to good oral health, and Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans help patients prevent major dental problems by conducting professional dental exams and cleanings. The doctor will examine your teeth and gums for signs of disease and damage. Because dental health can impact the health of your entire body, the dentists and our staff will explain treatment options and work with you to devleop a treatment plan that works for your lifestyle, schedule, and budget.
Why is it Important to Schedule Regular Dental Cleanings?
The most important and obvious reason is gum disease prevention. Gum disease is an infection of the tissue surrounding your teeth. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to inflammation, pain, and tooth loss. Regular cleanings also allow Dr. Wager or Dr. Evans to detect other diseases, like oral cancer, earlier. Not only that, but research has shown that there is a correlation between poor oral health and other health problems such as diabetes, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. Preserving and preventing oral health issues may help pateitns avoid overall health problems.
Scheduling regular dental cleanings also help patients maintain a beautiful, vibrant smile. With a stunning smile comes increased confidence. Improved confidence helps people in social situations and will allow you to thrive professionally. A bright smile is a great way to make a good first impression.
Dr. Wager or Dr. Evans will evaluate the health of your teeth and gums. They will begin by examining your face, neck, jaw, and lymph nodes for unusual swellings, dryness, bleeding, or other abnormalities that could be indicative of a serious dental problem. Next, the dentist will assess the state of your teeth and gums by taking x-rays and looking for gum disease. Dr. Wager or Dr. Evans will also check for loose or broken teeth, examine your tongue, check your bite, and watch for visual evidence of tooth decay. Finally, the dentist will clean your teeth by using specific tools to remove plaque and tartar. They will also clean between your teeth, and polish your smile so that you leave the dentist with a bright, clean smile.
Once your appointment is over, Dr. Wager or Dr. Evans will give recommendations and tips to help you keep your smile healthy until your next visit. It is important to take care of your teeth and gums at home by brushing, flossing, and maintaining a healthy diet at home.
Wager-Evans Dental has proudly served Reno since 1976. Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans are happily accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call our office at 775-829-7700.