10 Apr

Why You Need Routine Dental Visits

Did you know that you should see your dentist every six months? Many parents are aware that this is recommended for children, but you should still keep this schedule even as an adult. There are several reasons that you should see your dentist regularly.

During your routine dental checkup, your dentist will give you a complete visual examination, as well as take x-rays to detect other potential problems. This will allow them to see what services you may need.

One point that may be made at your dental visit is dental hygiene. Even people who brush and floss daily can have poor dental hygiene if they are not doing it properly. If your mouth shows signs of poor hygiene, your dentist may give you instructions and tips for improving.

Another thing that will happen at your regular visit is a professional cleaning. Even if you brush and floss properly, you will never be able to get your mouth completely clean. A dentist has the ability to completely and thoroughly clean your teeth and gums. It is important to have this done at least once every six months to improve and maintain your dental health.

If the dentist detects issues such as a cavity, gum disease, or other dental problems, they probably won’t address them at your routine six-month appointment. You will probably be scheduled for additional services at a later date, unless you have a serious issue that needs to be resolved right away.

How long has it been since you saw a dentist? Surveys suggest that many adults have not seen a dentist in the last five years. If it has been a year or more since your last dental visit, contact us today to make an appointment.

Dr. Obrochta