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4 Reasons to Schedule Your 6-Month Checkup

4 Reasons to Schedule Your 6-Month Checkup

Staying on top of your dental health is very important to your overall health, and we are excited to share a few of the reasons why!

You may be curious as to why you are supposed to visit the dentist twice a year. There are more perks that come along with keeping up with your dental health routine than many are aware of. We are excited to share just a few of them. After reading this, you will want to make sure you have your next dental appointment scheduled!

  1. Overall healthThere has been copious research done on the connection between dental health and health issues in other parts of the human body. Many people are unaware of the connections that have been discovered between infections of the mouth and heart disease, lung disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke. How does this happen? Many of these diseases can be detected through orally. When you have your biyearly dental appointments, your dentist can find these manifestations before they become something worse. Your dentist’s oral health expertise can provide a link to the uncovering of other health problems you may not know you are prone to.
  2. Catch problems before they growDentists are educated and trained to discover oral issues in the early parts of their development. Many people believe that cavities are discovered through the experience of intense pain. This can be true, but isn’t always the case. You can have a cavity and not know it. If you are visiting your dentist regularly, painless cavities will be caught and fixed before they become worse and result in more time and money spent.
  3. Keeping bacteria at bayDid you know that avoiding the removal of plaque is destructive to your overall oral health? Plaque is a layer of clear sticky bacteria on your teeth. It is almost impossible to completely get rid of it during your daily brushing routine. Your six-month cleanings are integral regarding the control of plaque. If it stays on your teeth for too long, it will harden and become tartar. Tartar is not possible to remove with your personal oral care routine. If you let it build up for too long, it can cause various oral infections. Without our six-month cleanings, plaque and tartar buildup would not be possible to handle.
  4. Don’t forget your gumsGum health is a very important part of your dental health. It can be hard to keep up with if you have no knowledge about dentistry. Your dentist will check the depth of the space between your teeth and gums with a unique tool. If the area is too deep, you may have gum disease. Easy checkups like this may seem unimportant, but they will protect your dental health long-term!

We hope this blog has helped you see why your routine dental exam and cleaning are a very important part of your healthcare. If you skip or postpone these appointments, you risk developing issues that could cost you more money and time in the long run. We promise that routine dental checkups are something to be happy about!