The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist once every 6 months for an exam and a cleaning. If you are one of those people who allows years to go by between dental visits, you may not understand the reason for routine visits. Avoiding dental visits could be putting yourself at risk of many dental problems and even certain types of illness, like heart disease. Regular visits allow for your dentist to identify any signs of trouble, fix any problems, and prevent issues from occurring in the first place.
Identifying Signs of Trouble
When you visit your dentist, there will be carefully examination all parts of your mouth for signs of trouble or potential issues. This means that your dentist will check your gums and teeth for signs of decay and illness. Your dentist may also check on other parts of your body, including your neck, your head, your face, your throat, your saliva and how your jaw moves, for signs of problems. Not only will can a thorough exam determine if you need any dentistry work done, it can also help to determine if you are showing any signs of serious issues, such as oral cancers, vitamin deficiencies, diabetes or joint problems.
Cleanings Can Prevent Problems
A routine cleaning during your regular dental visit can help to remove any tartar or plaque that can build up on your teeth and along your gums. Plaque can harden on your teeth, which not only makes it more difficult for you to remove, but it can also stain your teeth. After a cleaning, your teeth can both feel cleaner and look brighter. During the cleaning, your dentist or hygienist can identify any areas of your mouth that could use more attention during your at-home oral hygiene routine. You can get specific, personal tips on how to improve your own oral hygiene.
When was your last dental visit?
Make sure you have a dental visit on your calendar. All of our patients are eligible for a free 30-minute, in-house teeth whitening To schedule a consultation, contact one of our offices closest to you in Fort Worth, TX, at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive. Our Benbrook office is now open, call 817-349-7860.