Do you live by the saying “It’s better to be safe than sorry”? What about when it comes to your dental health?
Why Your Teeth Ask You to Act Now
While your ever-working teeth are amazingly durable, they are by no means indestructible. To get the best long-term use out of your smile, preventative maintenance is a must.
Your smile might be losing the battle against tooth decay, unbeknownst to you. Are there simple steps you can take to be “safe” instead of “sorry”?
Preventative Action: Simple Steps
The American Dental Association (ADA) states that in order to maintain your optimal oral health you need regular dental visits at intervals determined by your dentist. It’s been noted that a professional cleaning and oral health examination twice a year goes a long way to maintaining a healthy smile.
Your teeth and gums might be okay without regular dental visits, but are you willing to take that risk? Waiting until you’re experiencing serious discomfort or problems is like waiting for your car’s engine to seize up before finally deciding to get the long overdue oil change.
Regular six-month visits allow us to discover issues you might not yet feel or see. These can include cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer. Discovering them at the beginning stages allows us to treat them at a manageable stage.
How Many Months Since Your Last Visit?
If it’s been six months or longer since your last professional teeth cleaning and exam, make sure you book your appointment with us as soon as possible. You should even consider increasing the frequency of your dental visits if you:
- Are a diabetic
- Currently suffer from gum disease
- Have a weak immune response to bacterial infections
- Tend to get cavities or build up plaque