Today, life is busy and keeps getting busier, and finding time to fit in a thorough teeth-cleaning and exam can be difficult. Although we do understand that, it’s important for both your happiness and your health and, in the long run, your wallet. To help with that, East Village Dental offers Calgary residents a full array of cleaning, preventive, and restorative services. In order to make benefiting from them easier for you, East Village Dental offers the convenience of online scheduling as well.
Although there are many reasons biannual teeth cleanings and exams are so important, they all fall into four principal categories:
- A great smile and no bad breath
- Prevention of gum disease and tooth decay
- Early detection of problems
- Lowering your costs
An Amazing Smile and Fresh Breath
Everyone knows the importance of first impressions, and a dazzling smile is one of the most noticeable features of a person. Likewise, dirty, stained teeth also create a strong first impression, and not a good one. Another thing people are quick to notice, and not in a positive way, is bad breath.
Brushing well at least twice daily is critical to a brilliant smile and fresh breath, of course, but the thorough teeth cleaning East Village Dental provides what daily brushing cannot: a deep cleaning to remove stains that dull smiles, and built-up plaque and tartar that can be the basis of bad breath that can be extremely difficult to overcome.
This is not the bad breath that comes of enjoying a spicy lunch and not having had a chance to brush afterward; this is halitosis, a persistent condition related to dental problems, and a condition that will not go away on its own or even with routine brushing, flossing, use of mouthwash and breath mints, etc. Regular professional teeth cleaning is a reliable and effective way of avoiding and combating halitosis.
The Canadian Dental Association maintains that 7 of 10 Canadians will experience gum disease (periodontitis) during their lives. During your teeth cleaning and exam at East Village Dental, an expert dentist will look for signs of future gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental problems such as gingivitis (an inflammation of the gums that is not a type of gum disease but which can develop into true gum disease). Your dentist will point out and explain those symptoms and also provide professional instruction on how to prevent or reverse them.
With prevention also comes early detection. If you want to maximize the life and performance of an automobile, you make sure it receives routine oil changes and other recommended maintenance. For your teeth, which are remarkably durable and which you hopefully will have for your entire lifetime, you need to do the same. Sometimes, even with good maintenance, an automobile needs repairs. So it can be with teeth as well. Despite faithful attempts at prevention, an unwanted and unhealthy condition can still develop.
If your dentist at East Village Dental discovers the beginnings of tooth decay or gum disease or something else troubling during your teeth cleaning, it may, fortunately, be in time to repair it or prevent it from getting worse.
It is essential to emphasize how critical regular care and early detection are. Gum disease, for example, which is common and can lead to tooth loss, is usually quite easy for our skilled dentists to detect early on, and it is usually fairly easy to treat and reverse early as well.
Gum disease and tooth decay are not the only problems dentists can diagnose and treat early. Damaged teeth, loose or broken fillings, and oral cancer are among the other conditions and problems a dentist can recognize and treat early.
However, the professionals at East Village Dental cannot do any of this if you do not come in for regular cleanings and exams.
Lower Long-term Costs
There are many well-known sayings to the effect that prevention and early detection save time, money, and trouble over the long term. Once a condition such as gum disease or tooth decay sets in and reaches a critical stage, though, it can become difficult and highly costly to treat. Forgoing the kinds of biannual teeth cleanings and exams East Village Dental provides may save money in the short term, but it could be highly expensive in the long run. No one wants or enjoys expensive and unpleasant procedures such as tooth removal or root canal treatments.
Make an Appointment Today!
Let East Village Dental help you keep your beautiful smile by booking an appointment with us today! You can conveniently contact us at (403) 263-9014 or [email protected], or you may book online. We look forward to seeing you!