You’ve probably found yourself wondering, “Do I really need to get my teeth cleaned every six months?” The answer is a resounding yes! In addition to keeping your teeth bright and white, there are numerous health benefits to going to your dentist twice a year. Keep reading for more!
Staying on Top of Plaque Build-Up
The truth is, even if you brush and floss every day, you can’t remove all of the plaque in your mouth before it hardens into tartar. When that happens, your toothbrush is no match for the tartar deposits—you need professional teeth cleaning equipment to remove them. If tartar deposits are left to their own devices for too long, the health of your teeth, gums, and even body in general is at risk. Getting your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year is the perfect frequency to stay on top of your oral hygiene.
Preventing Serious Health Issues
While your bi-annual dentist appointment is indeed a thorough teeth cleaning, it’s also an exam. Keeping your pearly whites nice and bright is important, but not as important as checking for signs of future health problems. Your dentist knows exactly what to look for when it comes to early signs of issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer—all of which can have serious consequences if ignored. Stay on top of your health by not skipping your bi-annual appointments!
Saving Money in the Long Run
As mentioned, one of the main benefits of your bi-annual teeth cleaning is that your dentist has a chance to check for any early signs of serious oral health problems. We aren’t exaggerating when we say that oral health problems can be very expensive to treat! By going to the dentist twice a year—which a lot of insurance companies pay for in full—you can prevent and avoid costly dental procedures like root canals and fillings.
You know that right-after-the-dentist feeling? That’s the feeling you get from a deep, thorough clean. You smile a little brighter and feel a little fresher! Not only do you leave feeling more confident: You also can rest easy knowing that you’re staying on top of your health. And while any cosmetic dentistry appointments should be in addition to your bi-annual cleanings, your six-month checkups are a great time to ask your dentist about cosmetic procedures you may want done.
Schedule Your Teeth Cleaning Today
At LeCroy Dental, we’re all about your comfort. That’s why we provide a welcoming, relaxing environment for all of our patients. The dentist doesn’t have to be scary—especially when you keep up with your visits! Twice a year is perfect for most, but you may need quarterly visits if you experience pain in your teeth or gums, have trouble keeping up with a brushing and flossing schedule, really enjoy snacking on sweets, wear dentures, invisaligns, or braces, and more. Contact us today to set up an appointment!