Why Are Checkups And Cleanings Important?
Healthy smiles begin at home! While your in-home oral hygiene regimen plays a significant role in making sure your teeth remain strong and healthy, regular brushing and flossing can only go so far. There’s always the possibility of undetected oral health care issues, such as gum tooth decay or gum disease.
The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every six months for a regular checkup and cleaning. A professional dental cleaning removes stubborn stains and clears away the cavity-causing bacteria that can attack your teeth and cause severe dental concerns. It also focuses on hard-to-reach areas that everyday brushing might miss. Our dentists recommend at least two professional cleanings every year for optimal dental health and oral wellness.
A dental checkup is also recommended to assess your overall oral health and help you understand your care needs. Without regular care, you may develop dental concerns that require special attention. Untreated dental problems can lead to unnecessary decay, damage, and discomfort.