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Four Reasons to Have Your Teeth Cleaned by Your Portage Dentist

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It’s important to have your teeth cleaned professionally every six months, or if you have gum disease, even more often as recommended by your Portage dentist. In this post, we will look at four of the reasons why you should have your teeth cleaned on a schedule.

Prevent decay

Cavities are no fun, especially when you have to get them filled. Seeing your dentist on a regular schedule, along with daily brushing and flossing can help prevent decay. Plaque buildup is stubborn and requires the tools, equipment, and skills a professional provides.

Cancer check

When you get your exam, your mouth is examined for signs or oral cancer. As with any other type of cancer, early detection can make a huge difference when it comes to your chances at remission.

Prevent gum disease

Many of the people who have gum disease (also known as gingivitis) have absolutely no clue they have it. This is because the beginning stages are usually painless and there are no major signs unless you know what you’re looking for. Daily flossing goes a long way in preventing gum disease, but it doesn’t go far enough for many people. The good news is, if you catch the gum disease in its early stages especially, it is reversible.

Decrease cost in the long run

Many dental insurance plans pay for themselves. Even without dental insurance, the cost of professional cleanings pale in comparison to the costs associated with major dental work you may need if you do not keep up on your oral health. Many times, when a lot of damage is done, these costs are ongoing and reach well beyond dental insurance limits.

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