Good oral hygiene keeps your teeth clean and your smile radiant. It’s also an important aspect for your overall health. Poor oral hygiene can lead to various medical problems, like gum disease, infection, heart disease, stroke, and even diabetes.
Dentists recommend you have your teeth cleaned professionally twice a year. A routine dental cleaning procedure at the Aloha Dental usually takes an hour and is rarely painful. During the procedure, our skilled professionals will take any needed check-up xrays, then remove all dental plaque and tartar in order to prevent cavities, gingivitis and gum disease.
We frequently perform a variety of general dentistry cleaning procedures at Aloha Dental, from scaling and root planning to whitening. So you know you will be in good hands with our experienced dental professionals.
What happens first?
Each of our highly skilled oral wellness hygienists are completely dedicated to educating our patients in the importance of complete health. The mouth is one of the most vascular areas in your body, therefore one of the first lines of defense against outside invaders. Research now shows us that the health of your mouth has an extremely adverse effect on the health of the rest of your body.
A cleaning is the removal of plaque, tarter and stain from the surfaces of the teeth above the gumline. While regular cleanings play a role in keeping your teeth looking and feeling clean, we feel it is also our responsibility to examine the bigger picture of overall wellness. We take the time to assess any potential health risks, triggers or issues and work with each individual patient to create a specialized plan that will help our patients to not only attain optimal oral wellness, but also total health.
We also offer an Oral Cancer screening by the Dentist at your cleaning appointment in conjunction with your exam.
What is The Oral-Systemic Connection?
Physicians are just beginning to understand that inflammation in your body is one of the root causes of heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, poor pregnancy outcomes, infertility, inflammatory & autoimmune diseases and even autism. We now understand that if you can reduce your systemic inflammation, you can reduce your risk for disease. If you already suffer from these illnesses, reducing your systemic inflammation can reduce the severity of your disease and in some cases completely reverse the disease.
Periodontal (gum) disease and poor oral health causes systemic inflammation (and damage to the interior walls of your blood vessels). If your mouth is unhealthy, you are at heightened risk for systemic disease. If you already have systemic illness and your mouth is unhealthy, you are at heightened risk of dying from your systemic disease. If you have poor oral health and you take the necessary steps to improve it, your systemic inflammation can be eliminated along with your risk for systemic illness. If you already suffer from systemic disease and you improve your oral health, your symptoms can be reduced and even alleviated altogether.