Have you ever wondered why you need to make appointments with your dentists every six months? Believe it or not, there are a number of reasons why doing those twice a year visits are important for your dental and oral health. A recent survey said that that around 58% of people see the dentist, but only once a year, instead of the recommended two visits.
From bad breath, to tooth loss, to coffee stains, seeing a dentist can help to fix all of these issues, and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile.
Life gets busy and hectic, and it may seem that appointments we make six months out every dentist visit don’t really matter, but we have done some research for you to show you why these trips should become a priority.
Top Reasons For Visiting The Dentist
- Help Stop Gum Disease– Regular cleanings are part of preventing gum disease such as gingivitis. There are numerous factors, including your diet, that may cause issues in this area. Be sure to stay ahead of any such problems by a deep cleaning at least twice a year along with daily brushing and flossing routines. Not to mention The National Institutes of Health report that over 30,000 Americans suffer from oral cancer each year, and we want to help insure that you are not a part of that statistic.
- Stop Tooth Decay– When you have your teeth cleaned twice a year, it dramatically decreases of getting tooth decay. If tooth decay does happen to start, the problem can be diagnosed and resolved more quickly and easily if it is caught early, versus progressing into other, more serious problems.
- Counteract Plaque– Plaque is full of bacteria, and it needs to be removed from your teeth on a regular basis. While brushing and flossing are important factors in this as well, having it done professionally can help to prevent build up of plaque and tarter, as well as other, more serious, problems.
- Improve Your Smile– Your dentist can provide you with multiple services that will improve your smile, and your oral health. From whitening, to deep cleanings, to orthodontist recommendations, there are a lot of benefits to your smile that your dentist can provide.
- Save Some Money- It will help you avoid higher costs of dental care in the future if you take preventative action early on. The worse an oral problem gets, the more expensive it will be for you.
Taking action now to insure healthy teeth and gums for the future is your best course of action. Call our office today to schedule your first of two visits for the year!