Why Are Regular Dental Visits So Important?

May 24, 2018

Preventive dentistry is one of the most important aspects of keeping your smile healthy. Many issues that develop into serious problems can be prevented by routine checkups and cleanings. Routine dental visits are recommended to be at least twice a year or once every six months. This amount of time between visits gives your dentist a chance to identify any issues and to treat any potential problems and spot issues before they get worse. Professional cleanings are also a part of this regular schedule, and they allow for the buildup of bacteria to be removed from your mouth. 

Progressiveness of Tooth Decay & Gum Disease

Progressive diseases are diseases that will continue to worsen until they are treated, which means that they do not go away or heal on their own. Tooth decay and gum disease are both progressive diseases. This makes treatment important. At their earliest stages, tooth decay and gum disease can be reversed. However, neither issue is easily detected in these earliest stages. Your dentist is trained to look for early signs during routine checkups important. Going years without a dental exam can leave plenty of time for tooth decay and gum disease to advance to severity.

Cleanings Keep Your Smile Healthy

Professional cleanings allow for any bacterial buildup to be removed. When plaque calcifies into tartar, it is no longer possible for you to remove it at home. Tartar buildup is what leads to tooth decay and gum disease. Cleanings also allow for your dentist or hygienist to identify any spots that you may be missing during your home routine and to give you tips on how to up your hygiene game. If you have signs of gum disease, your dentist may recommend a deep cleaning, which is also known as a scaling and root planing.

Checkups and Cleanings Can Help Keep Your Smile Healthy

When was your last visit with the dentist? To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, Spring Hill, Osawatomie, Edgerton, Shawnee, Johnson County, De Soto, Paola, Lawrence, and all surrounding communities.