The Link Between Health and Dental Cleaning (Hygiene)

04 Mar, 2021 | By teethwhiteningbypearl

Did you know dental cleaning (hygiene) plays a huge role in your overall health? It’s true. Dental hygiene not only impacts your overall health, but it can also indicate when things are going wrong inside the body.

Dental Cleaning for Overall Health

As a clinic that offers dental cleaning in Vancouver, we take a holistic approach to your oral health. New patients get their blood pressure and pulse taken at the beginning of an appointment. Additionally, our dental hygienists perform a quick overall health check that includes:

  • Checking your gums and the bone around your teeth for infection and disease
  • Performing an oral cancer screening at the beginning of the appointment
  • Providing advice around lifestyle and nutrition to enhance oral health

Gum disease, or periodontitis, is a serious condition. Not only can the gum infection damage soft tissue. Without treatment, it can erode the bone that supports your teeth. Gum disease also correlates with several serious conditions, including:

  • Diabetes – people that have diabetes are more prone to gum disease, and conversely, gum disease makes it more difficult to control diabetes 
  • Heart disease – the same plaque bacteria in the mouth has been found in arteries leading to heart attack and stroke
  • Preterm pregnancies and low birth weights – gum disease increases the risk of premature birth and underweight babies
  • Cancer – the presence of gum disease increases the risk of some cancers

Schedule Dental Cleaning 2 Times a Year

 Most people should schedule a professional teeth cleaning at least every six months. People with higher risk factors–age, diabetes, heart disease–should schedule more frequently.

At Pearl dental cleaning in Vancouver, all our services cater to your individual needs. Our trained dental hygienists will help you get the most out of every appointment.

The most important part of your dental cleaning is the scaling. If budget is a concern, we can work with you, splitting up the appointment and opting out of services such as polish and fluoride. We also take 10% off the bill for everyone that doesn’t have insurance.

Give us a call at 604-620-9901 to learn more about teeth cleaning and how we’re helping people around Vancouver achieve optimal health—inside and outside the mouth! You can also schedule an appointment online.

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