Why should I go to the dentist every 6 months or at least once a year, even if you do not feel tooth or gum pain?
1. To check for Oral Cancer Detection – this is a serious issue that affects many people.
2. To check for the presence of plaque, tartar and cavities – plaque and tartar build-up is inevitable, regardless of how well you brush your teeth and small cavities that you are unaware of can become big issues if left untreated.
3. To check if there are any problems that are under the surface with X-rays, for example decay between teeth, which are very common when you don’t floss your teeth on a regular basis and can not be seen with a human eye in a clinical examination.
4. To get your gums checked for infection and swelling(gingivitis), usually when detected you might be suffering from bleeding gums when you brush your teeth. Sometimes, the presence of gum disease (periodontitis) could be related to systemic problems like diabetes, etc
5. If you have a smile, you’re proud of it! Get rid of stains and yellow teeth by getting your teeth cleaned.
6. To find out what you are doing that is working and what is not. The dentist can tell you by examining your teeth whether your hygiene habits need to be changed.
7. Cost! If you go to the dentist every 6 months or at least once a year for a check-up and clean you’re far less likely to need expensive, time consuming and possible painful dental care.