Everyone knows that it’s important to visit your dentist/dental hygienist for check-ups regularly. But have you ever stopped and wondered why? While it’s true that regular brushing and flossing go a long way toward optimal dental health, there are very good reasons for your regular check-ups.
1. To Keep Teeth & Gums Healthy:
Your dentist and dental hygienist can ensure that your daily dental care is effective, and offer new techniques if it’s not quite doing the job.
2. Early Detection:
While you may see nothing but pearly whites and healthy gums in the mirror, your dental professional knows exactly what signs to look for when it comes to oral diseases. It could save you from a tooth extraction or root canal.
3. Timely Treatment When Needed:
Because of early detection during your check-up, it also means that you can receive treatment right away if there is a problem – instead of allowing the problem to worsen and cause further issues to your mouth or body.
4. To Properly Clean Hardened Plaque:
At-home brushing is very important, and does a good job of keeping your teeth healthy. But it can’t remove the hardened plaque that most people inevitably have – your regular cleanings from the dental hygienist take care of this.
5. To Save Time & Money:
If cost is a worry when it comes to regular dental check-ups, consider this: it is much less expensive to see your dental professional for cleanings than it is to pay for treatments and procedures after they’ve occurred. Prevention saves time and money (not to mention unneeded pain).
To book your next cleaning with DentalX, call 416-630-9000