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The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings and Exams

It’s not uncommon for patients to put off or reschedule their bi-annual dental cleanings and exams. But doing so can put your oral health at risk. Dental cleanings play an important role in preventative care -- and your overall health.

Regular dental cleanings can prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease

Oral diseases affect over 3.5 billion people, which is half of the world’s population, and many of these cases go untreated. Tooth decay is the most prevalent oral condition recorded, with periodontal disease not far behind it.

Our oral health plays a large part in our overall health, especially as we get older. The likelihood of cavities and periodontal disease grows with age, increasing the need for regular dental cleanings.

Fortunately, if you catch periodontal disease early, it can be treated easily. It's just a matter of getting problems treated before they worsen. 

Regular dental cleanings and exams from the experienced team at Broadmoor Dental team, led by Dr. Nicolas Pruett and Dr. John Goodman help prevent these conditions and stop them from worsening.

Periodontal disease increases your risk for other health problems

It may seem surprising, but there’s a link between periodontal disease and other major diseases, like heart disease and diabetes. Patients who have gum disease are more likely to develop both conditions, as well as a higher risk of having a heart attack.

This may be due to inflammation caused by periodontal disease. The inflammation can spread throughout your body, and since inflammation often occurs with heart disease, it can increase your risk of developing it.

Removing plaque is the key to preventing gum disease, so getting your teeth cleaned regularly promotes good overall health.

What to expect with dental cleanings 

If you've had a dental cleaning before, you might be familiar with how it works. When you visit Broadmoor Dental for dental cleanings, we examine and clean your teeth, and the process goes as follows: 

While it’s normal to dislike this procedure, treatment from an experienced and compassionate dentist at Broadmoor Dental can make it enjoyable. Many people like how clean and fresh their mouth feels after regular cleanings.

We recommend that you visit our dental center every six months for regular dental cleanings.

Ready to clean your teeth and brighten your smile? Please schedule your appointment with Broadmoor Dental by calling our office at 719-576-5566 or message us online

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