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4 Benefits of a Professional Teeth Cleaning in Roanoke, VA

July 14, 2022
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Posted By: McDonald Family Dentistry
Woman getting dental checkup in McDonald Family Dentistry

Looking for a "teeth cleaning near me?" Drs. Ben and Kate McDonald invite you to our Roanoke, VA dental office for your semi-annual teeth cleaning and checkup. Here are the benefits you'll enjoy when you visit us.

#1 A Brighter Smile

When your dental hygienist cleans your teeth, they remove the plaque and bacteria buildup you might miss at home when brushing your teeth. This can also be an opportunity to remove tooth stains or discoloration that could dull your smile.

#2 Improved Dental Health

Consistent visits with your dentist every six months mean you'll enjoy better dental health because they screen you for problems like tooth decay and gum disease. When you're aware of these issues as early as possible, treating them is far less expensive and less invasive.

#3 Better Overall Health

Since we know that periodontal (gum) health impacts overall health, your routine teeth cleanings and checkups have never been more critical. The bacteria that cause gum disease can enter the bloodstream and travel to other areas of the body and vice-versa. When that happens, the bacteria contributes to non-dental conditions like:

  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Low birthweight babies
  • Stroke

Visiting your dentist consistently for teeth cleanings and examinations protects your dental and overall health.

#4 Examination of Your Current Restorations

During your dental exam, your dentist ensures that your current restorations are intact and in good working order. For example, if a dental filling or crown breaks down, it could allow bacteria back into your tooth that can cause damage.

Finding these problems early on means you can treat them before they become more significant.

Is It Time for Your Next Teeth Cleaning?

Don't delay scheduling your next exam and teeth in Roanoke. We accept new patients at McDonald Family Dentistry, and we'd love to welcome you into our dental family! Schedule your next dental appointment with us.

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