Posted on 5/10/2018 by Water's Edge Dental
|Why should you come see us every six months for a check-up and a cleaning, especially if you brush regularly and don't have any cavities? Making an appointment, especially if you have to take time off work or miss a class, might seem annoying and not really necessary.
However, there's more to one of these six-month cleanings than just having one of our experts remove any plaque from your teeth. These appointments are necessary to ensure your oral health.
Why Cleanings are NecessaryEven if you're brushing several times a day and flossing regularly, it's still very likely that you have some plaque on your teeth.
It's very, very difficult to use a standard toothbrush and get rid of all the plaque or tartar. Our professional cleanings remove all of this buildup from your teeth, your gums, and even from under your gums.
Some Cavities Can't Be SeenLooking in the mirror, even if it's a magnified mirror, doesn't give you the best view of your mouth. It's not easy to see every cavity. In fact, some cavities may not even be visible without special equipment.
You may have a cavity or two and not even know it. If you come in every six months, though, we can do a full examination and find these hidden issues. The sooner we detect a problem and deal with it, the better. Otherwise, you may find yourself in need of a root canal, crown, or even an extraction.
We Can Chart Your Oral Health HistorySeeing you every six months lets us keep an eye on your oral health and can alert us to any issues that you might have.
This lets us tell if you're developing any type of conditions such as clenching or grinding your teeth. If you have other health conditions, we can see how they're affecting your teeth and mouth. So, don't put it off-schedule your six-month checkups regularly!