If you practice great oral hygiene on a regular basis, you may be tempted not to get a professional cleaning twice a year. Some people think it’s not necessary, but the truth is, there are many benefits to going to the dentist every six months.
Preventative Dental Cleanings
It doesn’t matter how well, or how many times a day you brush your teeth; there is no possible way to remove all the plaque from all the crevices in your mouth. It’s nearly impossible to see and maneuver your toothbrush around these hidden areas.
The longer the plaque stays on your teeth, the harder it gets and turns into tenacious tartar buildup. Once it reaches that stage, only special instruments can remove it. That’s why it’s so important to visit your dental hygienist every six months. They have the knowledge, skill, and tools needed to get your teeth spic and span.
About once a year during your check-up we take radiographs of your teeth. Since not all dental conditions are visible by the naked eye, it’s important for us to see what’s really going on under the surface. Through dental x-rays, we can detect things like bone loss, dental abscesses, and decay between teeth.
During your cleaning visit, our dentist will see you for an exam. They’ll look through your radiographs and check all of your teeth and gums thoroughly. During the oral exam, we look for conditions like jaw joint problems, gum recession, wear on your teeth, and suspicious lesions that could be oral cancer.
Visit the Dentist Every Six Months
Now that you see the importance of regular preventative visits, take the first step to get on track with your dental cleanings. Call our office today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you!
Posted on behalf of Prime Dental Care
417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ, 08540