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Why would dental cleanings affect your body as well as your smile? Regular professional teeth cleanings work with your daily oral routine to maintain good oral health and resulting in a healthy smile. Preventing tooth decay and gum disease is an ongoing challenge that can be possible with healthy habits along with regular professional dental cleanings.

Daily brushing and flossing removes bacteria in the mouth (along with food particles left behind after eating) and is the foundation for healthy teeth and gums. Oral debris can form into a sticky film called plaque if it is not constantly removed, and over time, hardens into tartar, or calculus, which can only be scraped off with special scaling instruments used by your dentist.

Regular professional dental cleanings can also help prevent disease in the body too. Studies have found that people with moderate or advanced gum disease are more likely to have heart disease and stroke than those who have healthy gums. Additionally, people with diabetes are more likely to have gum disease or other problems in the mouth. Bacteria in gum disease, known as porphyromonas gingivalis has been found in the brains of some people who also have dementia.  There also appears to be a link between inflammation in the body, including poor dental health, along with dementia.

So having a healthy mouth is not just good for your teeth and gums, it is good for your overall health too. Our team is happy to help keep you free from tooth decay and gum disease, resulting in a healthier you!

To schedule a visit with one of our caring doctors, Dr. Clive Ingram or one of his sons, Dr. Rick and Dr. Shad, please call our dental team in Syracuse, Utah at 801-776-3000 today.