Professional dental cleanings not only keep your smile white and bright, they also benefit your overall health in a variety of ways. By taking care of your teeth and gums, you can help promote a healthy body. In fact, heart disease, strokes, and infections have all been tied back to gum disease, but can be prevented with routine dental cleanings and check-ups. At Dental Care East Hanover, our staff of dentists and hygienists will help you stop dental health issues before they even begin. We provide our patients with quality dental care, treatment and disease prevention services to ensure a healthy smile.
No Out-of-Pocket Cleaning Expenses
Since routine dental care is known to prevent oral health issues that could require expensive treatment plans, most dental insurance plans will cover the cost of regular dental cleanings. So be sure to take advantage of this healthcare benefit, if available to you!
Prevent Bad Breath
Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be caused by several factors, including:
- Food particles, in and around your teeth, that can increase bacteria
- Dry mouth
- Poor oral hygiene
- Smoking and tobacco
A professional dental cleaning can eliminate bad breath and help to prevent it from happening again in the future. Our dentists remove the plaque and bacteria causing the bad breath and then examine your mouth for more serious conditions, such as untreated cavities or gum disease, to determine what else could be contributing to the issue.
Prevent Tooth Loss
To prevent tooth loss, you must practice good oral hygiene habits. In addition to brushing and flossing regularly, routine dental check-ups will help to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Early detection of cavities and other potential dental issues is critically important to disease prevention and will help you avoid more intensive procedures, such as root canals and teeth replacement/removal. So, make sure that you schedule an appointment with your dentist every six months!
Prevent Oral Cancer
Oral cancer is unfortunately not uncommon. In fact, one person in the United States dies from oral cancer every hour. However, oral cancer can be treated, if diagnosed early.
Symptoms of oral cancer may include:
- A sore that doesn’t heal on the lip or mouth
- White or reddish patches on the inside of the mouth
- Loose teeth
- Lumps or growths inside the mouth
- Pain in the mouth
- Pain in the ear
- Difficulty swallowing
At Dental Care East Hanover, every patient receives an oral cancer screening as part of his/her dental exam, which can help to catch any signs of oral cancer that may be present.
Keep Your Smile Bright and White
While coffee, red wine, tea, and tobacco are common in everyday life, they can also stain your teeth and dull their appearance. But a professional dental cleaning at Dental Care East Hanover can give you a whiter and brighter smile by removing much of the staining. Ask us about our teeth whitening services! Call (973) 975-0309 to learn more.