What Are the Benefits of Dental Cleanings?

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Have you ever been told that you should visit a dentist once every six months? Do you ever struggle to make these appointments because of time constraints or because they’re inconvenient? While we understand that your time is valuable, please know that these appointments are actually vital to the health of your teeth.

An important part of these appointments is a dental cleaning. You see, when you come in for a professional cleaning, we’ll be able to clean your teeth and remove stains that you can’t take care of at home. Furthermore, during these appointments, we may be able to recognize signs of more serious problems that could eventually require expensive treatments. In other words, these visits can ultimately save you money since cleanings are fairly inexpensive.

Furthermore, some issues in your mouth could actually affect your overall health negatively. For instance, did you know that gum disease has been linked to heart disease, lung disease, and ever respiratory issues? Sadly, gum disease can be extremely difficult to recognize, and can become more difficult to reverse as time passes. Similarly, if you have oral cancer, your treatment will be more successful if it’s identified early.

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with us, or learning more about bi-annual cleanings, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 912-354-9541. Dr. Groover and our team look forward to hearing from you soon!