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Dental Health Diagnosis Specialist

Alpine Dental & Wellness

Family, Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Monroe, WA

Regular dental visits support good oral health and cavity-free teeth. At Alpine Dental in Monroe, Washington, the experienced dental team offers health diagnostics to ensure your mouth is healthy, and professional dental cleanings can keep your mouth healthy. Book your appointment online now to schedule a dental health diagnosis.

Dental Health Diagnosis Q & A

Why do I need my teeth cleaned?

Even with regular brushing and flossing, plaque still clings to teeth, leading to cavities and other dental conditions. A professional cleaning removes tartar and plaque, especially in the hard to reach areas of your mouth.

There’s a direct link between oral health and other chronic diseases, including diabetes and cardiovascular conditions. Regular cleanings ensure your mouth stays healthy and doesn’t contribute to other health conditions developing or worsening.

Professional cleanings are instrumental in protecting you from gum disease. As tartar builds up, your body triggers an immune response, much like with an infection. When that response comes in the form of inflamed, bleeding gums, you’re at high risk of developing gum disease. As this condition worsens, it leads to bone loss and the destruction of gum tissue.

As the immune system works tirelessly to fight off the infection, it becomes weak. That leads to chronic health conditions, including heart disease and increased risk of stroke.

Regular teeth cleanings help decrease your immune system’s response to tartar and plaque buildup, reducing your risk of developing other health conditions.

What happens during teeth cleanings?

Your dental team performs routine teeth cleaning services -- including flossing -- to remove tartar and other debris from in between the teeth and along the gum line. They also polish teeth to show off their natural shine.

Besides a refreshed smile and protection from tooth loss, your dentist also gets the opportunity to carefully inspect your teeth during the cleaning process, which lets them identify potential dental problems, including gum disease, cavities, and oral cancer.

How often do I need a professional teeth cleaning?

To maintain good oral health, you should get your teeth professionally cleaned every six months. You may need more frequent teeth cleanings if you have special health considerations. These include:

  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Immune deficiencies
  • Gum disease

Your dentist establishes the right timeline for teeth cleanings based on your health needs. Schedule an in-depth dental health diagnosis and a professional teeth cleaning now by using the online booking option.