Why You Should Visit Your Dentist Every Six Months

Why You Should Visit Your Dentist Every Six Months

Barotz Dental | April 18, 2013

We are always reminded that it is important to go to the dentist regularly, but most people don’t understand the full reasoning behind this. According to the American Dental Association, you should visit your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup in order to maintain proper health and hygiene for your teeth. During a cleaning session, your dental hygienist can be much more thorough than you can at home. The dentist has equipment that can reach places that an ordinary toothbrush cannot. The following are a just a few of the many reasons you should visit your dentist regularly.

Clean Teeth
To keep your smile white and healthy, regular dental cleanings are essential. A dental cleaning removes plaque, debris and stains from coffee, tea, wine and tobacco. While most of us remember to brush and floss twice daily, but that might not be enough. In order to maintain proper oral hygiene, one must do it in the right way. Your dentist or hygienist can show you the proper brushing techniques to ensure a more effective way to maintain your dental health and overall hygiene. A healthy set of teeth overall enhances your look and personality. 

Early diagnosis for tooth decay
Tooth decay is the process that results in a cavity. It occurs when bacteria in your mouth create acids that eat away at the tooth, which can cause pain, infection, and tooth loss. If not discovered in time, tooth decay and gum swelling can become very overwhelming and may even lead to other major dental health problems. Regular visits to your dentist can help you in the diagnosis and cure of these ailments.

Diagnosis of gum disease
Poor food habits may lead to several gum diseases, which can expose healthy teeth to tooth loss and other serious health issues. Symptoms of gum disease include tender or bleeding gums, bright-red appearance to gums, and mouth sores. By visiting your dentist regularly, gum problems can be treated at an early stage.

You should NEVER give your dental health problems the chance to spread or worsen. Taking good care of your teeth and gums will keep them healthy throughout the span of your lifetime. Regular dental check ups are not only essential for your oral health, but also help maintain overall good health. Some major diseases such as heart disease and stroke have been associated with gum disease. If you’re overdue for your regular cleaning then call us today to schedule an appointment. Call (303) 595-4994 or visit us on the web at denverdentist.com.