Regular Dental Exams and Check-Ups
No matter how well you brush and floss at home, you must see a dentist for regular, professional care. Because teeth usually have hard-to-reach areas, most people will still build up some plaque and tartar on their teeth. Dental hygienists use modern dental equipment that will remove the stubborn plaque and tartar your toothbrush missed.
If you have a lot of tartar build-up, a dentist may schedule you for subsequent visits to make sure all the tartar is removed. Tartar build-up can cause gum disease. Keeping on top of tartar is a simple, proactive way of protecting you from the harmful effects of gum disease.
During your cleaning, the dental hygienist may polish your teeth to help them look good and protect them from decay.
A hygienist and our dentist will examine your teeth and gums at your check-up. They’re looking for cavities, gum problems, tartar build-up, and other issues that may cause you grief in the future. By catching and treating your dental problems early, you’ll avoid painful, costly issues that could negatively impact your overall health.
Dentists recommend getting your teeth checked twice yearly and cleaned but could be more often based on your unique needs.