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Risks of Skipping Regular Dental Cleanings

​The Cost of Neglected Teeth

Here in Edmonton, seeing your dentist at Blue Quill Dental Centre regularly for cleanings and checkups is essential preventative care for maintaining good oral health. When these visits are skipped or avoided, several problems can develop, leading to complex, expensive interventions.

Plaque and Tartar Buildup

Without regular professional cleanings, plaque hardened into tartar accumulates along and under the gumline. This provides an environment for bacteria to thrive, leading to irritation and inflammation of the gums, known as gingivitis. Left unchecked, this can advance to periodontitis, a more severe gum infection affecting the tissues and bone structures supporting the teeth.

Tooth Decay

Food and plaque also trap bacteria on the surface of teeth, which metabolize sugars into acids that break down tooth enamel. Tiny holes or cavities develop, which continue growing without treatment, sometimes impacting nerves or spreading infection into the tooth pulp. This necessitates procedures like root canals or extractions.

Other Issues

Catching minor dental problems early on through examinations at regular cleanings can prevent more complex issues. Your dentist may spot signs of grinding or chipping that require intervention before substantial damage occurs. They can also keep tabs on changes indicating oral cancer or other diseases.

Protecting your dental and overall health requires regular cleaning appointments at Blue Quill Dental Centre. Skipping them risks tooth loss, gum disease, high treatment costs, and other oral health impacts – all preventable with simple proactive care. Please get in touch with our office today to schedule an appointment.

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