Coming in to the Town Dental Group office in Mint Hill for regular cleanings and checkups is important because it helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy. We like to see each of our patients twice a year.

What are the benefits to these bi-annual visits?

1. Protect Your Gums

It’s not only severe tooth decay that can damage a tooth until it is beyond saving. Gum disease that leads to bone loss is just as detrimental. Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque that creates pockets of infection between the gums and tooth roots. This leads to periodontitis, gum recession, and eventual bone loss. A professional cleaning eliminates the plaque before it can cause the gums to pull back.

2. Prevent Cavities

Even if you brush and floss your teeth morning and night, plaque can build up. Your toothbrush can’t do it alone. We have many patients who are vigilant brushers but are surprised when our hygienist finds plaque on their teeth.

3. Check for Oral Cancer

The Oral Cancer Foundation relates this sobering news: oral cancer claims one life approximately every hour—that’s 48,250 deaths a year.

4. Oral Health and Overall Health Go Hand in Hand

Don’t think of your mouth as separate from the rest of the body. Many men and women do. Some get regular preventative services for physical conditions but overlook their teeth. At Town Dental Group, we’ve often wondered about this disconnect. Did you know that the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes increases with poor oral health? Besides, your lifestyle is dramatically affected when you have tooth pain, tooth loss, gum disease, or dentures.

5. It May Be Free

Many North Carolina dental insurance plans cover twice-yearly dental cleanings. Even if you don’t have dental insurance, cleanings are one of the most cost-effective ways to maintain ideal oral health.

Don’t take your dental health for granted. Get a cleaning and checkup from Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, twice a year. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and have evening and weekend hours for your convenience. Schedule an appointment today.