Spring is just around the corner! From planting bulbs to cleaning out the closet and sweeping away those annoying little dust bunnies that seem to invade every nook and crevice, it’s also the perfect time to visit your dentist in Stuart, Florida for a checkup and cleaning. Not only is it a great time to get your home, and body into shape, but also to get that smile in shape too.
A healthier smile for a happier spring and summer
While there are no scientific studies to back it up, it seems that sunnier weather naturally brings out more smiles – after all, it puts us in a better mood, with the birds chirping and those warm rays touching our skin. And, as we smile more, you’ll want that smile to really shine. Even with regular brushing and flossing, a professional cleaning that attacks all of that plaque and tartar that’s bound to build up over time is a necessity for maintaining a healthy, attractive smile. Plus, drinking coffee, tea or wine and other substances can stain your teeth – a dental cleaning helps to remove those stains and leave you with a freshly polished, whiter smile.
Preventing gum disease
Gum disease starts with the buildup of plaque. Without removing the plaque, gum disease often results, which is a major cause of tooth loss. When the disease progresses, plaque moves further down into the tooth where it can destroy the supporting bone in the jaw. That causes teeth to loosen and fall out. You can dramatically reduce the chances of this occurring with regular dental cleanings by your dentist in Stuart, Florida, combined with good oral hygiene habits.
Discovering potential problem areas
You’ve seen what can happen when you don’t move and clean behind that furniture for a while, and just like that, little problem areas can quickly become big problem areas when they’ve been overlooked. Without a thorough examination of your teeth and gums at least twice a year, what’s initially a little issue can eventually turn into a much larger, and more expensive one. By visiting your dentist in Stuart, Florida regularly, a small area of decay, or even a possible cancerous lesion, can be addressed before it becomes a major burden to not only your health, but to your wallet.