Good oral health is paramount when it comes to the overall health of your body. This is why we, and other dentists, recommend a routine dental appointment every six months. These appointments are more than cleaning your teeth and checking for cavities. Your check up will consist of measuring your gums for possible gum disease, X-rays to identify potential problems such as cavities between teeth, checking your bite, and more. Any recommendation for work will come as a result of this.
Of course, cleaning is a part of your routine check up as well. Many people might think that brushing twice a day, flossing, and using mouthwash is enough to keep your dental health in check, but that simply isn’t true. Plaque and tartar still build up, which is why we have a special tool called a dental scaler to scrape away all the tartar and plaque. We finish it off with a polish that leaves your teeth feeling smooth and squeaky clean.
Routine maintenance helps prevent the need for expensive dental work, not to mention the tooth pain associated with the symptoms. Help yourself keep plaque and tartar at bay and keep your teeth looking fresh and white. Brush at least twice daily. Even better, brush after every meal and snack. Brushing helps prevent stains and yellow teeth, especially at the gum line. Both electric and sonic toothbrushes may be superior to traditional toothbrushes in removing plaque and surface stains on teeth. Also, don’t forget to floss and use an antiseptic mouthwash daily.