Short answer? If your oral health is important to you, yes, you certainly should, because frequent dental visits ensure optimal tooth and gum health.
But, we’re not going to leave it at that. As dentists and dental health professionals, we’ve seen all kinds of mouths, and people in all kinds of discomfort. We recommend again and again that people should schedule appointments more often, and though some do, others don’t.
So, to help you understand why we suggest such frequent appointments for dental hygiene services, we’ve outlined the long-lasting benefits below.
Why you need to see the dentist every six months
The more often you visit the dentist’s chair, the better we, as dental health professionals, can do our job of keeping your teeth, gums and mouth healthy. And that comes with a whole host of benefits!
Keeps teeth and gums cleaner
Bacteria in the form of plaque, and its hardened, difficult to remove cousin tartar, naturally accumulate along the teeth and gum line over time – no matter how good your oral care routine is. Brushing and flossing alone cannot remove this bacteria build-up. But, with the help of professional dental cleaning equipment and a trained eye, suddenly that plaque and tartar don’t stand a chance. During routine visits, we descale and clean away every inch of that tough bacteria, revealing healthy pink gums and bright white teeth beneath!
Able to detect dental problems sooner
Even though you may not feel any pain or discomfort, it’s always good to have a trained dental professional examine your teeth and gums – especially with the help of dental X-rays. Preventative dentistry like this reveals any issues with your teeth and bone health sooner, and those small problems can be nipped in the bud (such as cavities) before they become larger issues down the road (such as infected roots).
Preserves your oral health for years to come
Just like with any system, routine maintenance will preserve life and longevity. When you take those small steps to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy, you’re setting yourself up for future success, not only with a healthier, happier mouth but with a brighter, better-looking smile too!
Is less expensive long-term
If you leave a problem for too long, such as gum recession or a cavity, the result is almost always more pain, discomfort and cost. By visiting the dentist routinely, those minor issues can be addressed long before they become big, expensive surgeries – not to mention the fact that you’ll experience less pain, discomfort and downtime too.
Can even boost mental health
When you have a consistently bright, healthy white smile, it does wonders for your confidence. Regularly visiting the dentist keeps your physical teeth and gums looking fantastic, certainly, but when you take care of your health, you feel good about it. This carries forward into everyday living and helps you hold your head up high!
It pays in so many ways when you invest in your oral health regularly. Whether Medicine Hat or the surrounding Bow Island, it’s our pleasure to serve you!
Schedule your dental hygiene appointment today
Book your dental hygiene appointment at Bow Island Dental today!