Really necessary to go to the dentist twice a year for dental cleaning?
You brush your teeth properly and your dentist often praises your good oral hygiene habits. Yet, you keep hearing that you have to visit your dentist twice a year. But is it really necessary?
Centre Dentaire Dre Nathalie Kadoch can answer your questions and explain why regular visits are important, regardless of your oral health.
Prevention is key
Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing are preventive measures. By cleaning your teeth properly, you prevent plaque from building up and causing cavities and gum disease.
However, even the best electric toothbrush and daily cleaning tools can’t completely remove plaque and tartar. The more time you spend away from the dentist’s chair, the more they will build up. Your mouth will then be more likely to develop diseases and infections. A thorough cleaning at the dentist is therefore a necessary preventive measure.
In terms of frequency, twice-yearly visits are generally recommended. However, depending on your oral health, more regular visits may be required. You may otherwise not require them as frequently. Ask us to be sure! In any case, you shouldn’t go more than a year without visiting your dentist.
Your routine appointments are more than just cleaning. They allow your hygienist and dentist to inspect your teeth, gums, and entire mouth. Early-stage tooth decay can then be detected before it can cause serious damage, just as gingivitis can be treated quickly before it gets worse.
If cost is holding you back, consider this: preventive care is much cheaper than complex procedures! If you haven’t visited us in more than six months, make an appointment right away with Centre Dentaire Dre Nathalie Kadoch, your dentist in LaSalle.