Importance of Regular Dental Examinations and Cleanings

Importance of Regular Dental Examinations and Cleanings

June 10, 2021

Experts recommend that patients receive regular dental examinations and cleanings every six months. Occasionally, due to busy schedules or other factors, some patients will decide to postpone or even ignore these appointments. Unfortunately, this puts them at risk for even more invasive procedures if their oral health is compromised. It’s essential for adults and children to maintain appointments for exams and cleanings in support of their oral health and wellness. Doing so can save you time and money in the future.

Importance of Regular Dental Examinations and Cleanings for Adults

Even if adult patients have never experienced any dental issues, there is always a risk that complications will develop to compromise their oral health. Regular dental examinations and cleanings provide an opportunity for our staff to assess the condition of your teeth and gums and recommend any necessary treatment or procedures. Since most oral health problems begin at a microscopic level, it’s important they are identified as soon as possible before they grow worse and require more invasive procedures. In addition, professional cleanings allow our team to eliminate plaque and tartar buildup from teeth and gums, reducing the risk of developing cavities and/or periodontal disease.

Importance of Regular Dental Examinations and Cleanings for Children

Regular dental examinations and cleanings are even more important for the oral health of children. Pediatric patients are at a higher risk for tooth decay due to a diet higher in sugar and potentially inadequate developmental motor skills that can interfere with proper brushing and flossing of their teeth. Exams and cleanings allow our dental care team to monitor the dental health of your children and help them prevent the harmful effects of tooth decay.

In addition to at-home daily oral hygiene habits, regular dental examinations and cleanings are significant to the oral health and wellness of adults and children. Our dental care team is committed to offering these exams and cleanings to preserve the health of your family’s teeth and gums. When you and your family commit to these routine appointments every six months, you are investing in your overall well-being. Call our office to make your next appointment!

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