Regular Dental Cleanings to Help Prevent Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

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The dedicated professionals at Halonen Family Dentistry in Battle Creek can provide you with a full range of treatments and services to help you maintain good oral hygiene and a bright, healthy smile. We work to educate our patients to ensure they have the knowledge to properly brush and floss their teeth as the best preventative measures against tooth decay. Read further to find out more about the benefits of proper dental care.

Maintain a Healthy Smile

In order to keep your teeth healthy, you should be brushing twice daily and flossing at least once daily, and after each meal, if possible. This ensures that food particles are properly removed so they won’t fester to become plaque and start breaking down the enamel on your teeth. Regular brushing will also help minimize any effects from tobacco, coffee, red wine, or other foods and drinks that are notorious for staining teeth.

Good Tooth Health Leads to Good Overall Health

By neglecting your dental health, built up food will start breaking down the enamel on your teeth, resulting in cavities and the deterioration of the tooth. Once this happens, not only are you susceptible to extreme pain, but it could also result in gum disease, which can cause irreversible bone loss. The bacteria in your mouth from gum disease can also have an adverse effect on your overall health, possibly leading to extreme problems like strokes or heart attacks. Brushing and flossing daily, coupled with regular cleanings and check-ups, will keep your mouth healthy and help avoid more serious issues down the road.

Prevent Bad Breath

Without proper oral hygiene, other people may start to notice your breath for the wrong reasons. This becomes even worse if you have developed gum disease. Good oral hygiene practices can remove the plaque and tartar that cause bad breath and make your mouth taste bad.

Early Detection of Serious Dental Issues

When you come to Halonen Family Dentistry for your regular cleaning, we don’t just clean your teeth and call it a day. We will inspect your teeth, including x-rays, allowing us to identify and diagnose any potential or existing issues before they become too serious. Once the problems are identified, we can work with you on a dental treatment plan to get you back on the road to good oral health.

It’s never too late to get started on improving the health of your teeth and gums, so call Halonen Family Dentistry in Battle Creek to schedule your appointment today!