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If you’re like most people, you probably don’t look forward to visiting the dentist. However, there are several benefits of routine dental cleanings that can outweigh any discomfort you may feel. At our family dentistry clinics in Overland Park, Peculiar, and Lenexa, we believe in the importance of preventive dental care. That’s why at Love to Smile, we offer routine dental cleanings as part of our comprehensive family dental care services. Here are four benefits of having your teeth professionally cleaned.


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Brightens Your Smile

One of the most obvious benefits of scheduling your annual teeth cleaning is it can help brighten your smile. Over time, teeth can become stained from coffee, tea, red wine, and smoking. While you may be able to remove some surface stains with at-home teeth whitening products or treatments, only professional dental cleaning can remove deep-set stains.

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Fights Bad Breath 

Bad breath, or halitosis, can be caused by a number of factors, including poor dental hygiene, certain foods, dry mouth, and gum disease. If you have bad breath that doesn’t go away with brushing and flossing, a dental cleaning can help. During a routine cleaning, your dentist or hygienist will remove the buildup of plaque and tartar that can cause bad breath.

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Prevents Cavities and Gum Disease

Cavities and gum disease are two of the most common dental problems. However, they are also both preventable with routine dental cleanings. During a cleaning, your dentist or hygienist will remove plaque and tartar from the surface and crevices of your teeth to help prevent cavities and gum disease. They will also provide you with dental care tips you can follow at home to prevent these common dental issues.

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Improves Your Overall Health

Did you know your oral health is linked to your overall health? That’s right! Studies have shown that there is a connection between gum disease and other serious health conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Therefore, by keeping your mouth healthy with routine dental cleanings, you can also improve your overall health.

As you can see, there are many benefits you can enjoy from having your teeth professionally cleaned annually. If you’re due for a dental cleaning, or if you have any other dental needs, please don’t hesitate to contact our family dental clinic. Reach out to Love to Smile today to schedule your dental cleaning at one of our dental offices in Overland Park, Peculiar, Lenexa, or our mobile dental studio!