4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss Your Six-Month Dental Visits!
Ever been told you need to visit the dentist every 6 months? How many times have you skipped this appointment because you feel like there’s nothing wrong with your teeth? There are several reasons why scheduling a dental appointment every 6 months is important, here’s what you need to know:
Oral Cancer Screening
Most people diagnosed with this deadly disease aren’t aware of their condition until they’re in an advanced state with severe symptoms. As your dentist, we can screen for oral cancer by evaluating any changes in your oral tissues from one session to another. An early diagnosis of this condition may very well save lives.
Detect Gum Disease
If we’re able to stop gum disease in its early stages, it can be reversed! When let untreated, gum disease can lead to bone loss and tooth mobility. By attending your appointments to the dentist for regular cleanings, the swelling will reduce and any tartar and plaque building under your gums can be removed before they contribute further to periodontal disease.
Reverse Tooth Demineralization
The first sign of cavities is often demineralization. By detecting any weakened tooth surfaces, we’re able to use fluoride to strengthen the teeth, stopping a cavity before it physically forms! However, if you skip these visits to the dentist, the demineralization will gradually cover more surface area before you begin to notice the symptoms. By this point, a filling or dental treatment will be necessary.
Only a professional clean can properly discard any tartar buildup, despite regular flossing and brushing. And the accumulation of these bacteria tends to give way to bad-breath that can’t be covered up with a swish of mouthwash. Instead schedule a routine cleaning to prevent noticeable bad breath.
Don’t miss out on those dental cleans every 6 months, call SDG today to schedule your next visit!