Cleanings, Exams, and Oral Cancer Screening
Having a good oral state is crucial to maintaining your overall health. Poor oral health is linked to conditions such as cardiovascular disease, endocarditis, and diabetes. Taking care of your oral health has a pivotal role in taking preventive measures for such disorders. It can also stir up a myriad of health issues such as bad breath, difficulty with eating, and inability to maintain natural speech function.
Practicing good oral hygiene and getting your teeth thoroughly cleaned can help improve your dental health. An oral cancer screening can also be done to see if you have any existing dental problems. Get examined today with us at Smiles of Tulsa to see if you are a candidate for cleanings.
Professional Dental Cleaning and Its Benefits
Tartar, also known as calculus, forms in your teeth when plaque builds up and is left untreated. Plaque is what causes decay and gum disease. Brushing and flossing regularly can prevent it from accumulating, but once plaque hardens, your regular toothbrush will no longer help. Dental cleanings done by a licensed hygienist can help remove the hardened tartar that toothbrushes and flossing can no longer remove. This process will also remove stains from the surface of your teeth.
Getting a thorough cleaning of your teeth has many benefits. One of these is you will get a cleaner, whiter, and brighter smile. Having your teeth cleaned can prevent issues connected to your oral health such as cancer, heart disease, and gum disease. It can also help you ward off foul breath. Cleaning can help prevent tooth decay caused by plaque, all the while helping you save money from future dental problems that having poor oral health can cause.
Dental Examinations and How They Can Help
It is recommended to get a dental check up every six months, but that number can be higher depending on the severity of your case. People who get their teeth examined regularly are less likely to experience serious dental problems in life. In a dental examination, your mouth and teeth will be checked for any decaying teeth, plaque, or tartar. Regular periodontal check-ups can also help you detect issues early on so you will be in a much better position of taking preventive care.
Screening to Detect Early Signs of Oral Cancer
Oral cancer screenings are quite easy and simple as opposed to how they may sound. They can be performed during most of your regular dental visits. As an ordinary part of such screenings, your tongue, gums, cheeks, lips, and even the throat, are sometimes checked. Our practitioners will also keep a lookout for unusual mouth sores and other abnormalities to detect signs of oral cancer.
A thorough cleaning is the easiest and the least expensive way to ensure optimal oral health and prevent possible dental issues from taking life. It can also help with bad breath and speech challenges rooted in preventable dental conditions. If you or someone close to you have been facing one or more of these issues, visit us at Smiles of Tulsa to book your dental exam, or contact us at (918) 891-3059 to speak to one of our friendly, professional team members.