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Dental Examination

Regular dental visits are important because they help to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Dental Check up
Regular dental visits are important because they help to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Why do you need regular dental check ups?

Regular dental check ups are vital because they help keep your teeth and gums healthy. We would recommend you have a regular dental visit at least every 6 months.

Certain life events, particularly those that cause stress or illness might cause changes in the mouth or the development of an infection, and might make more frequent visits to the dentist necessary.

The three biggest reasons that most strongly support the twice-yearly visitation schedule are:

  • To allow your dentist to find early signs of decay
  • So that your dentist can check for problems that you might not see or feel
  • To treat any other oral health problems found

What happens at your visit?

Your dental professional will check for cavities and to see if there is plaque or tartar on your teeth. Plaque is a clear, sticky layer of bacteria. If it is not removed, it can harden and become tartar. You cannot remove tartar with brushing and flossing. If plaque and tartar build up on your teeth, they can cause oral diseases.

What you should do between visits

Be sure to take care of your teeth and gums between regular dental visits. Plaque is always forming on your teeth, but you can get rid of it by brushing and flossing regularly. Here are some tips for good oral care at home.

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Be sure to use a toothpaste that contains fluoride.
  • Floss at least once a day.
  • Use a mouth rinse to help get rid of plaque bacteria. This will also help to freshen breath.