Scheduling a dental appointment every six months for a checkup is essential to one’s overall good health. Over the past few years through research, we know that oral health and general health are closely connected. Your mouth is a ‘window’ to your body and when it is healthy, it prevents harmful bacteria from entering your bloodstream. When you care for your mouth properly, it helps to protect your overall health, reducing your risk to some serious conditions/diseases.
A lot can change in six months, which is why it’s important to have your dental health closely monitored. The majority of people do not fully understand how important it is to see their dentist on a regular basis. Taking good care of your teeth is one of the best things you can do when it comes to maintaining good health. Visiting a dentist once in every six months is the only way to ensure you are taking proper care of your oral health. Also, by seeing the dentist regularly, you help to ensure that any small problems are detected earlier, often at a stage where you are unaware that anything is wrong.
Full mouth examination
When you see the dentist every six months, they can thoroughly assess the condition of your teeth and gums and will collect detailed information to check against your last visit. Sometimes, a few X-rays may be needed. Comparing this information allows them to assess if there have been any changes in your dental health since your last visit and if so, what could have caused them.
Six monthly dental cleaning are also critical for good oral health. Even if you clean your teeth thoroughly, you most likely leave some plaque behind. Dental plaque quickly hardens into something called calculus or tartar and which is only removable during a professional dental cleaning using proper dental instruments. The problem with plaque and tartar is that these substances contain harmful bacteria, producing toxins that can infect and inflame your gums, greatly increasing the risk of gum disease as well as tooth decay.
Oral hygiene instructions
It’s surprising how oral hygiene education can help improve a brushing and flossing routine. When you visit the dentist regularly, it’s easy for us to identify areas of your mouth that could use some extra care when you brush and floss.
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