Did you know that your dental health is critical to your overall health? Preventing dental health problems before they start is essential to avoid any serious problems that can arise. At Gregorin Dental we advise you to have twice yearly visits as well as brushing and flossing daily to optimal oral health.
Visiting a dentist every six months is the most recommended practice for maintaining your dental health. For those dealing with dental issues such as gum disease, regularly scheduled visits can help keep your condition from worsening.
There are many benefits to biannual dental visits:
Once a year at minimum, you should schedule a comprehensive dental exam. During the exam, your dentist will carefully examine your teeth and gums looking for signs of dental problems. X-rays should be taken once a year to uncover any issues that may not be otherwise detectable. You should also share any concerns you may have during this exam and ask any questions. Our dentists are dedicated to helping you learn how to maintain your oral hygiene.
Twice a year you should have professional dental cleanings. The first cleaning of the year will follow your annual dental exam. Generally, our highly-trained dental hygienists perform the professional dental cleaning service. The hygienist will examine your mouth for signs of cavities, gum disease, and bone loss.
Then the hygienist will use an array of dental tools to remove the tartar buildup from your teeth. For those will lots of buildup that have been neglecting their twice yearly cleaning, this can be uncomfortable and time-consuming. If you have been maintaining your cleanings, however, this process should be fast and simple. Next, the hygienist will scrub your teeth, floss your teeth, and in some cases administer a fluoride treatment.
If your hygienist finds any cause for concern, the dentist will be called in for a consult and a plan of action will be created. In many cases, simply adjusting brushing and flossing habits is enough to remedy any problems.
Some of or patients have severe anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist. We understand that even a routine dental checkup and cleaning can be uncomfortable, so be sure to let us know, as we have options to assist you in feeling relaxed and at ease.
Don’t delay scheduling your annual exam and professional dental cleanings and checkups. Contact Gregorin Dental today – You will leave the office with a clean and happy mouth.