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Why Professional Teeth Cleaning Is So Important For Your Child

June 23, 2017 ABC Children's Dentistry

Having your child’s teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist at least once every six (6) months is definitely a habit worth getting into. In addition to the benefits of having clean teeth and gums, a routine of professional teeth cleaning can also help with your child’s overall health.

We’ll talk about it in this issue.

What’s involved in professional teeth cleaning?

During your child’s visit to ABC Children’s Dentistry, we’ll:

  • Remove the calculus (not the math, but hardened plaque that clings to the enamel of your teeth and can be removed only by specialized dental instruments);
  • Get rid of the other sticky plaque formed on the teeth that serves as a breeding ground for living bacteria;
  • Polish your child’s teeth to remove stains; and
  • Go over instruction of effective oral hygiene with your child.

Why should my child have his teeth cleaned every six months?

It’s not just children who should have their teeth cleaned every six months; that’s a good routine for everyone, including adults, to get into. That’s because a professional teeth cleaning also serves as an early warning system for your dental health.

During your teeth cleaning appointment, the dentist and hygienist can look for signs of other potential problems – cavities, receding gums, or other medical problems – and get an early start on correcting them.

Is there a link between healthy teeth and overall health?

There sure is! There’s a lot of truth to the saying that your oral health reflects your overall health.

New research tells us that if your oral health is poor, there may also be other health problems.  For example, bad breath and bleeding gums can be a signal of diabetes, while gum disease can be a sign of cardiovascular (heart) troubles.

When you consider that over 90% of conditions that negatively impact our bodies have oral symptoms, the link between oral health and overall health is easy to see.

Make your child’s teeth cleaning appointment now by calling ABC Children’s’ Dentistry in San Diego

While it’s fresh on your mind, this is the perfect time to make an appointment for your child professional teeth cleaning here at ABC Children’s Dentistry in San Diego.

Our number is 858-780-9794 or you can reach us online.