Can You Go Longer Than 6 Months Between Visits to Our Office Safely?
Posted on 7/7/2020 by BayView Dental
It is always better to be safe than sorry, as they say. You should refrain from making dental appointments only when you have a problem, but instead, make it a habit of visiting our office at least once every six months. Regular visits for check-up are important for the maintenance of healthy gums and teeth. Our dentists do not only solve your dental problems but also prevent them from happening.
Teeth Cavity, Tartar and Plaque
Regular dental cleaning helps in preventing the creation of holes in the teeth resulting from the formation of tartar. Our dentists can see and correct cavity problems before it gets worse. Cavities have no signs and most people come to realize it once they start experiencing a small ache. At this point, the tooth is already decayed. Instead of waiting for teeth problems to progress, regular dental cleanings will help in eradicating tartar and plaque before it turns destructive.
Gum Disease Checks
Tartar and plaque also damage your mouth gum tissues. Its buildup results in an infection at the point of connection between the gum and the tooth pulling the gum away from your tooth. This infection is known as gingivitis. As the infection advances, the tissues responsible for attaching the teeth to the gum break down. For those who do not go for regular checkups, they start to notice bleeding, swelling, or soreness in the mouth. Correcting the problem at this point will not only cost you more, but will also result in multiple appointments. Therefore, regular checkups will save you time and money.
Detection of Mouth Cancer
Pharynx cancer and oral cavity account for an annual 3% of cancer diagnosed in the United States. The entire examination of the mouth as conducted by our dentist during regular dental checkups helps in the early detection of oral and oropharyngeal cancers.
Our professionals will examine and advise you in case of any dental problem in your regular dental checkups.