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How Often Should I Get a Dental Checkup?

February 28, 2023 11:44 pm

Have you been brushing your teeth at home and flossing every day? That’s fantastic! Your at-home oral hygiene routine is a critical part of maintaining positive oral health. However, there are a few more oral health habits that are important for keeping your smile healthy and strong. In addition to your at-home oral hygiene, make sure you’re also visiting your dentist at least twice a year for dental checkups and cleanings.

Why Are Biannual Dental Visits Important?

It can be difficult to thoroughly clean between every crevice and ridge of your teeth, especially in the back of the mouth, between your teeth, and under your gums. Patients often will miss hard-to-reach areas, so plaque and tartar will start to build up.

At your twice-yearly preventive dental cleanings, your dental hygienist will carefully clean any missed spots on your teeth, scrape away plaque and tartar buildup from under your gums with special tools, polish away superficial stains, and floss your teeth. At the end, your teeth will have an enhanced shine. Then, your dentist will check that there are no brewing dental issues. If there are, they will recommend appropriate treatment. If you desire, we can fortify your teeth with an application of concentrated fluoride varnish. This can help remineralize soft spots to reduce your risk of cavities.

Schedule Your Next Dental Cleaning at Southern Dental Munford!

Preventive dentistry at home and at the dentist are essential parts of your oral care and can save you from more serious, complex dental issues down the road! Have you been putting off your routine dental cleaning? Don’t wait any longer! At Southern Dental Munford, our team consists of seasoned pros. We will do everything we can to make your visit as relaxing and comfortable as possible. Please contact us to schedule your appointment!

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