Seeing Dr. Orobitg and his hygienists at least once per year for a teeth cleaning is a fantastic way to keep your smile looking bright and healthy, while improving your overall health at the same time. Good oral hygiene at home is critical, but a professional cleaning removes buildup that regular brushing and flossing cannot. Here are some of the top reasons why you should remain vigilant about your regular teeth cleanings.

Cavity Prevention

Plaque, which is the white-colored film that develops on your teeth throughout the day is the number one cause of tooth decay. While regular brushing and flossing is good for a day-to-day routine, professional cleaning keeps the acidic substance from building up over time and eating away at your tooth enamel, which results in cavities.

Prevents Tooth Loss

Plaque is also a major contributor to gum disease, which is one of the biggest causes of tooth loss in adults. If gum disease is allowed to advance, the acidic plaque will move further down into your gums where it can eventually destroy the bone in your jaw that supports your teeth. Regularly having your teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist is one of the best ways to keep gum disease at bay.

A Whiter Smile

Over time, the things we put in our bodies like coffee, tea, wine, or tobacco stain our teeth, most of which cannot be removed by off-the-shelf toothpaste. A dental cleaning will help remove built-up stains and leave you with a much brighter smile after each cleaning.

Fresher Breath

Bacteria and plaque that can’t be reached with regular brushing eventually build up in the mouth and can cause bad breath that does not seem to go away. Regular cleanings help keep your breath smelling as good as your smile looks.

Better Overall Health

Teeth cleanings and good oral hygiene have been linked to better overall health and can lower your risk for heart disease and stroke.

Your local dentist, Eddie C. Orobitg, DMD, offers more than two decades of experience to Leesburg, Fl residents. He brings a warm and caring approach to the profession to ensure you understand what each procedure entails. For more information about routine cleanings or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Orobitg’s office at 352-702-4147 today.