Visiting the dentist may not be your favorite thing to do, but doesn’t it feel great when you leave and you know that your mouth is completely clean?

At Shining Smiles, we’re not just in the business of fixing dental problems…far from it.

In fact, our main focus is to keep patients healthy and do everything we can to prevent oral health issues before they happen.

After all, you don’t wait until your car is broken to service it, do you? Of course not! You take it to a professional and get the oil changed, filters changed, etc. to prevent major problems.

That’s essentially our philosophy…preventative dentistry.

Why regular dental cleanings are so important

There’s no secret to effective oral hygiene; it starts at home by consistently brushing your teeth, flossing, and using mouthwash. However, even when you brush your teeth 2-3 times per day and floss every day like clockwork, you still need to visit the dentist to take care of those “hard to reach” places.

During a routine dental cleaning, our professionally trained dental hygienists work hard to remove stubborn plaque and tartar, as well as evaluate your mouth for signs of any problems. This deep clean will put you in the best position to maintain your oral health for years to come.

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Why thorough exams are essential for a healthy mouth

Quite frankly, a dentist or dental hygienist may see something that could turn into a serious problem if not addressed right away. Whether it’s the beginning stages of gum disease, your jaw moving out of alignment, or even oral cancer, regular exams ensure that we see problems and are able to put together a minimally-invasive treatment plan before a minor problem turns into something major.

At the end of the day, it’s about keeping you healthy

Studies have suggested there is a link between your oral health and your overall health and well-being. Seeing the dentist for a routine cleaning is about more than just having whiter teeth and a pretty smile.

We don’t want to sound too dramatic, but routine dental visits could quite literally save your life by identifying infection and gum disease that has been correlated with stroke and heart attack.

So don’t wait. If you’re in the Lost Mountain area of Marietta, Powder Springs, give our office a call today to schedule your cleaning or oral exam. We can go ahead and get you on the calendar every 6 months so that any major dental issues can be prevented before they happen.