You’ve likely heard that you should visit the dentist twice a year for routine dental cleanings and exams. You may also think that it’s not a big deal to skip these visits if all seems well with your teeth and gums. We understand that given your busy schedule, it’s tempting to spend this precious time elsewhere. But your routine oral healthcare is not the place to cut corners!
Here are some reasons why keeping up with your regular dental cleanings and exams is so important:
Cavity & Gum Disease Prevention
A professional dental cleaning isn’t like one you can do by yourself at home. Your dental team has special tools and techniques to thoroughly remove any plaque or tartar on your teeth and around your gumline. Getting these regular cleanings decreases your chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease, and will help your smile feel clean and healthy until your next appointment.
Early Detection of Dental Issues
There are many dental issues that might not be visible to the naked eye, or if they are, it might be difficult to tell what’s actually happening without a professional’s opinion. When you keep up with your dental exams, it allows us to detect any dental problems as soon as possible so we can treat them before they become more severe (and more expensive) problems.
Oral Health Education
During your dental cleaning and exam, our caring team will be able to give you personalized advice about how to take care of your oral health. With their expert advice, you’ll be better equipped to care for your smile throughout the rest of the year.
If you’re overdue for a dental cleaning and exam, we invite you to schedule an appointment with us at Southern Dental Fort Smith. We provide routine preventive care along with a variety of other dental services in Fort Smith, AR. Contact us today to set up your next visit!