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Why Dental Cleanings are Important?

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One of the most important and helpful treatments in dentistry is professional tooth cleanings. Before suggesting any treatment, a thorough dental cleaning will be the first to start with. The best way to ensure great dental hygiene is through proper oral health education and understanding the importance of taking good care of oral health. At Channel Island Family Dental in Oxnard, Ventura, we take time to explain how patients should take extra care of their teeth and smile.

Here are some of the benefits you and your family can receive with regular check-ups and professional teeth cleaning at Channel Island Family Dental in Oxnard, Ventura

Prevent caries

The whitish layer that builds upon the tooth surfaces is known as plaque and is the main cause of tooth decay. This acidic layer eats away the tooth enamel and if left unchecked can lead to the formation of cavities. Regular check-ups with professional tooth cleaning, brushing, flossing can reduce the chances of tooth decay to a minimum.

Reduces the risk of gingivitis and gum diseases

Complete cleaning of gums and area/edges where gums and teeth meet is difficult with regular brushing and flossing. Accumulation of microscopic and small pieces of food in these hard to reach areas increases the risk of inflammation in gums (gingivitis) causing pain and bleeding while brushing. If left untreated, gum disease advances and plaque starts to move down around the tooth where it can destroy the supporting structures such as bone and ligament ultimately leading to tooth loss. Luckily, the chances of this happening to you can be greatly reduced with regular check-ups, timely tooth cleaning appointments with good oral hygiene practice at home.

Brighten your smile

Drinking coffee, tea, wine, or smoking tends to cause staining of the teeth. This can only be removed with professional tooth cleaning. The result?? A bright shiny confident smile.

Freshen your breath

Good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent persistent bad breath. Regular professional dental cleaning with good oral hygiene habits is the best way to keep your mouth healthy and odor free.

Improves overall health

It is a common notion that gum disease and tooth infections are solely related to the mouth. Sadly, this is not always the case. Infections from teeth and gums can spread and become general infections. Not always, but several studies have reported the association of gum diseases with other health issues like diabetes and heart disease.

Here at, Channel Island Family Dental we provide professional dental cleaning services and more to Oxnard residents. Improve your smile and health with our help. Contact us today to book your appointments.