Our Bozeman dentist's office provides all forms of preventive dentistry. From sealants, that protect the grooves on your teeth so you don’t get cavities, to night guards, cleanings, and fluoride treatments. We’ve got you covered!
Hygiene. What can a dental cleaning do for you?
Plaque is the leading cause of tooth decay and everybody has it. It eats away at your tooth enamel and leads to cavities. You can prevent cavities by brushing, flossing and regular professional cleanings.
Stop tooth loss
Gum disease, which starts with built-up plaque, is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Plaque promotes gum recession which, in turn, exposes more of your tooth structure to plaque, eventually destroying the supporting bone in your jaw. This causes teeth to loosen and fall out. Luckily, you can prevent this through regular dental cleanings combined with good oral hygiene habits.
Brighten your smile
Drinking coffee, tea and wine or using tobacco can stain your teeth. A dental cleaning can remove built-up stains and leave you with freshly polished teeth. The result? A whiter, brighter smile!
Freshen your breath
Even if you brush and floss regularly, having your teeth thoroughly cleaned by one of our professional hygienists will ensure your mouth is healthy and odor-free.
Boost your overall health
Studies have shown a connection between oral and overall health.1 Regular dental cleanings may help lower your risk for some diseases, like heart disease and stroke.2 Many medical conditions, some of them life-threatening, can be detected in their early stages by Dr. Hayes during a routine oral exam.
Get the most value from your dental benefits. Most dental insurance plans have low or no copayments/coinsurance for dental cleanings and oral exams. If you take advantage of your benefits now, you can save money in the long run by protecting your oral health and potentially avoiding more costly and extensive procedures.
Academy of General Dentistry, “Importance of Oral Health to Overall Health,” 2012.Academy of General Dentistry, “Gum Disease Effect on Cardiovascular Health,” 2012.Academy of General Dentistry, “Oral Warning Signs Can Indicate Serious Medical Conditions,” 2012.