Why are regular dental cleanings important?

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Taking care of your teeth is as important as taking care of any other part of your body. Proper oral hygiene will help you to have a beautiful, long-lasting healthy smile for the rest of your life. One part of maintaining the brilliance and health of your natural teeth is by continually scheduling regular dental cleanings with Dr. Antonio in New York City.

There are many benefits to maintaining routine dental cleanings with Dr. Antonio at Wilma Antonio, DDS in Eastchester NY.

The first, most important benefit is the ability to steer clear of gum disease and periodontal disease. When periodontal disease is left untreated, it can cause an infection and loss of natural teeth. When periodontal disease gets to this point, it is truly irreversible. This disease has also been scientifically shown to affect other parts of your body, as well as heighten your risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Regular cleanings will ensure there is no progression of gum disease, and Dr. Antonio can start treatment immediately upon diagnosing.

Second, regular dental cleanings can address issues such as bad breath, thrush, tooth abscesses, and other dental problems. These can be caught and treated during dental cleanings.

Additionally, screenings for oral cancer and other overlooked issues can be done during a dental cleaning. If a patient has a problem that needs to be addressed, it can be done during the professional cleaning, or a follow-up appointment can be made in which procedures or additional work can be done.

Scheduling regular dental cleanings with Dr. Antonio in Eastchester NY will ensure that any problems that may arise can be addressed immediately and treatment can be provided before problems progress. If it has been a while since your last dental cleaning, call Dr. Antonio at Wilma Antonio, DDS in Eastchester NY today to schedule a cleaning and get started to taking better care of your smile and your overall health!