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Mar
26

Routine Dental Check-Ups

Do you know why routine dental check-ups are important? There are so many reasons! Here are the most common reasons why a dental professional should see you twice per year:

  • Keeping routine dental appointments maximizes your dental coverage.
  • When you see your dental professional often it gives them a baseline for your oral health.
  • Your dental hygienist is able to clean off any plaque on your teeth.
  • You will be screened for oral cancer spots.
  • You can use that time to discuss any issues you are having.
  • X-rays are taken to see if you have any problem areas.
  • Cavities are typically caught early and can easily be filled.
  • Gums are looked over to see if there are any signs of gum disease
  • Your dentist will check for any broken or cracked teeth
  • Your bite and jaw will be checked to make sure you don’t have any signs of TMJ.

As you can see, routine dental appointments are very important. Most dentists agree that being seen every 6 months or twice per year is the best practice. Also, if you are having any issues in between those check-ups you can always be seen.

In between those routine appointments, you should be practicing good oral hygiene at home. This means brushing twice at least per day, flossing at least once per day, and eating balanced meals. Your mouth is the gateway to your whole body so keep it healthy!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Joni Price DMD, ToothMasters

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