Here Are Six Reasons Why You Need To Visit Our Dental Office Every Six Months…
Visiting our dental office every six months is important in maintaining good oral health. Regular check-ups help keep your teeth and gums clean and prevent diseases from occurring. And everyone loves leaving the dentist with clean, shiny teeth.
1. Dental Cleaning
Even if you brush your teeth several times a day and floss regularly there are areas in the mouth that can be missed. Leftover food particles and normal mouth bacteria mix to form plaque. Plaque coats your teeth, gets under the gum line and sticks to fillings. If you remove plaque regularly you can prevent this from happening. When plaque builds up it hardens and turns into tartar.
Bi-annual visits to our dental office for regular dental cleanings will help eliminate tartar and plaque build-up before it develops into cavities or gum disease. Prevention is an important part of your oral care.
Cavities are damaged areas to the tooth, caused by bacteria, that result in small holes. At the beginning stages these holes can go unnoticed. If left untreated they will grow deeper into the tooth. This may cause unbearable toothache, infection and could result in tooth loss.
It’s important to visit our dental office for regular check-ups, in order to identify cavities and to obtain necessary treatments, like fillings, so that further complications are prevented.
3. Flossing & Brushing Habits
You may be a diligent brusher and flosser but are you doing it correctly? Flossing helps remove plaque and food that your toothbrush may not reach. Plaque is the main cause of gum disease. Flossing helps prevent plaque from hardening into tartar.
Your visit to our dental office will allow hygienists the opportunity to discuss how to properly floss your teeth. It’s important to ensure that you aren’t damaging your gums, you’re reaching all of your teeth and food particles are being picked up.
Brushing after every meal is ideal but brushing in the morning and before going to bed is an excellent step in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Proper brushing removes bacteria and plaque from your teeth.
A visit to our dental office will ensure you’re using the proper technique to brush your teeth. Protecting your gums while cleaning the surface of each tooth is important as well as the brushing pattern and the type of toothbrush used.
4. Gum Disease
Gum disease is one of the most common problems in oral health. It can develop slowly without causing discomfort, which means you may not notice symptoms until the disease is serious. Disease begins when tartar causes infection at the point where the gum meets the tooth. Tiny pockets of infection form and the gum tissue breaks down potentially leading to bone breakdown and loose teeth.
Gum disease is preventable and can be treated. With regular visits to our dental office, early stages can be identified and treated before the disease progresses. At your dental office visit, the dentist will look for signs of gum disease and provide the necessary treatment while teaching you how to check for signs of the disease.
An important reason for visiting our dental office every six months is to get mouth x-rays. These images help identify cavities, check how healthy the teeth and roots are as well as the bones surrounding the teeth, check developing teeth and monitor the general health of your teeth and jawbone.
Jawbone damage, bone decay, swelling, cysts and tumors can be identified with an x-ray. Regular x-rays and bi-annual check-ups are imperative in showing diseases that don’t show symptoms.
6. Lifestyle & Your Teeth
It’s important to be aware of how your lifestyle may impact your dental health. Smoking, eating lemons, chewing ice, teeth grinding, brushing too hard, flossing too hard, drinking red wine and drinking coffee can all have negative impacts on your teeth and gums.
Regular check-ups at our dental office allow your dental practitioner to check for damage caused by these types of habits. You will learn about lifestyle choices and the effects on your oral health. Visiting the dentist will help prevent further damage and assist in maintaining good habits.
Trips To Our Dental Office Keep Your Teeth Healthy & Happy!
Visiting our local dental office every six months will help ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. We want to identify any dental health issues before they become serious. And we want to teach you how to care of your teeth so that you stay healthy and happy.