Teeth cleaning performed by the dental hygienist can reduce the chance of developing tooth decay, gingivitis, and gum disease. Thorough visual examinations and up-to-date X-rays make it possible for the dentist to diagnose any patient concerns, and monitor the health of the entire tooth and surrounding tissues.
As we age, our body does not rejuvenate the way it did when we were young. This makes us more susceptible to cavities and oral health issues we may not know we are at risk of. Doesn’t mean you’re doing anything different or wrong, just that our bodies need to be taken care of with a little more effort on our own parts. Taking care of your body includes the things happening inside the mouth..