When you hear that you should go to the dentist every six months, you may groan, you may get anxious, and you may not understand why it’s so important to go twice a year. Regular dental check-ups are important for the maintenance of your teeth and gums, and your overall oral health. Simple preventative dentistry can also benefit more than your oral health, it can also prevent other health issues including heart disease and stroke.
The American Dental Association recommends that adults and children visit their family dentist every 6 months for regular teeth cleanings and oral examination. At a routine appointment, Dr. Silvoy will give your teeth a cleaning, examine your teeth and gums for signs of oral cancer, tooth decay, gum disease, and any potential misalignment issues. Preventative dentistry is the best way to catch potential issues before it’s too late.
Without routine check-ups, your oral health can go downhill quickly. Your teeth get stained by foods and beverages that you consume daily. Without proper brushing and flossing, plaque and tarter can build up and lead to tooth decay. Tooth decay can eventually lead to rotted teeth that need to be extracted and replaced with dental implants. Having good oral health can also add years to your life by preventing risk of heart disease, stroke, and other overall health related issues.
Routine dental exams are recommended to start at the age of one, and continue all through adulthood. Proper dental care is important to teach during childhood as the teeth and gums develop. Improper oral care as a child can lead to severe problems in the future. Your dentist will recommend if you need routine check-ups more often. For kids, make sure you find a dentist who offers family dentistry.
Our dental practice enjoys educating our patients on the importance of oral health, and how to properly maintain their teeth in between visits. We’ll go over flossing, brushing techniques, symptoms to watch for, and answer any questions you have about oral health.
Better Dentistry is a family dentist specializing in preventative and cosmetic dentistry. We work hard to give all of our patients the best dental experience they can get. Call us at 919-386-6900 or schedule an appointment online.