Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)

Did you know that getting your teeth cleaned professionally on a regular basis can leave you with more than a sparkling white smile and fresh breath?

Ralph Sacco, MD, head of neurology at the University of Miami and past president of the American Heart Association (AHA) stated “Something as simple as having good dental hygiene — brushing, flossing, and having regular cleanings — may be good for your heart and brain health.”

In a large study, people who regularly had their teeth professionally cleaned (scaled) were 24% less likely to have a heart attack and their risk of stroke dropped by 13% compared with those who skipped having their teeth cleaned regularly at the dentist’s office.

Eight Great Reasons For Having Your Teeth Cleaned

Ask the dentist what cleaning schedule would be recommended for you or your family.