Have you ever wondered why it is recommended that you visit your dentist at least twice a year ? Dental visits are essential to maintain good oral health. Sometimes, if you need additional help, your dentist may suggest more frequent visits.
During your dental checkup, your dentist will evaluate the health of your teeth, gums, perform a head and neck examination and examine your mouth for any indications of oral cancer, diabetes or vitamin deficiencies.
Many people often wait for a problem to arise before visiting the dentist. The truth is if a dental visit is put off, any current problems can become worse and result in tooth loss or other irreversible conditions.
A professional dental cleaning is also performed during your dental visit. Sometimes tartar or plaque build-up can’t be removed at home by your toothbrush and floss alone. It may require professional dental skills and tools. Part of the cleaning process also includes polishing, flossing and reviewing at-home care.
Remember a dental visit helps to both clean and examine your oral health. Without regular visits to the dentist, you can potentially miss the initial signs of tooth decay or other oral problems.