Why Is It Necessary To Visit a Dentist Every 6 Months?
Posted on 1/25/2021 by Water's Edge Dental
The American Dental Association strongly recommends that you have a routine dental checkup every six months at least. Many of us have a habit of only going to the dentist when we notice a cavity or gum disease. However, regular dental visits can help you maintain excellent oral health at all times.
At Water's Edge Dental, we recommend you always keep your dental appointments with us. Here are the reasons why.
Preventive Health Care
Even if you do not have any obvious dental or gum health issues, visiting us frequently can help prevent any oral health issues in the future. At Water's Edge Dental,Dr. Geoffrey Herzog and will offer preventive oral health care, which includes cleaning your mouth with a granulated toothpaste, smoothing the surface of your enamel so that bacteria won't attach to it, and strengthening your teeth with fluoride application.
Checking for Oral Cancer
A comprehensive dental checkup for high-risk people will also include checking for signs of oral cancer, as well as neck and head cancer. During a checkup, we will check your mouth for sores or lesions, unusual coloring, rough or overly smooth soft tissue, and suspicious bleeding sites. We will also feel your neck and head region for strange lumps.
If you are recommended an oral cancer checkup, don't be alarmed. This is just a preventive treatment and most of the time, we will find nothing alarming. However, with some people with high risk, this exam can save lives.
Valid Dental Advice
If you experience an oral health issue, your first instinct will be to Google it. However, the internet is filled with a huge amount of varying information, which can be very confusing for a person who is not related to the medical field. In addition, a large amount of this information is also false and by using it, you may do more harm than good to your oral health.
At Water's Edge Dental, Dr. Geoffrey Herzog and are licensed and experienced dentists who can provide you with the right treatment option for any dental or gum issue.
That is why, it is necessary to visit us regularly so that you can get the very best oral care there is. To schedule an appointment, call us at (208) 391-8554 today.
Location 6657 N. Glenwood Street Boise, ID 83714-1925