The Importance Of Getting Bi-Annual Dental Checkups and Cleanings

You may wonder whether or not you need to visit your dentist even if you don’t have any dental issues. However, scheduling regular checkups is crucial to maintaining optimal dental health, even if you don’t have any problems. To improve your oral health, the American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist twice yearly to prevent dental issues.

Here at Dental 32 Fresh Smiles in Ashburn, Virginia, we recommend scheduling a dental exam and cleaning every six months. 

Catch Problems Early On

One of the reasons why you should be scheduling a regular checkup is to catch problems before they get any worse. You can prevent many more complicated and expensive dental problems by catching issues early. Dr. Ninh will use advanced digital dentistry to inspect your teeth and gums during your checkup. In most cases, you will get new X-Rays taken to ensure nothing is troubling underneath the surface. A lot of the common problems that are caught with regular visits before they worsen include:

– Gingivitis

– Periodontitis

– Tooth decay

– Bad breath

– Enamel wearing down

– Oral cancer

– Cracks in your teeth

Your professional Ashburn dentist is experienced in identifying signs and symptoms that you may be experiencing from oral cancer. This includes any white patches in your mouth, loose teeth, or lumps. Unfortunately, as many as 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer within the year. The good news is, when it’s caught early on, there is a 5-year survival rate of 84%.

Remove A Buildup Of Plaque

Bi-anual dental cleanings and checkups

While you can get rid of a lot of stuff by brushing and flossing, more is needed. Even if you brush and floss as you should, you’re still going to get plaque buildup on your teeth, along your gum line, and even beneath your gums. A professional hygienist can clean your teeth much better than you could with only a toothbrush. They can safely scrape away the tartar that has developed in between your teeth and near your gumline. If plaque is left on your teeth for too long, it can cause many issues. Not only can it result in tooth decay, but you could also develop gum disease and even lose your teeth. Along with removing plaque, a hygienist can remove stains and whiten your teeth.

Prevent Costly Treatment

When you are looking to avoid expensive dental problems, you can visit the dentist regularly for preventative care and maintenance. You can keep your gums and teeth healthy by scheduling regular dental visits. In addition, it can help you avoid dealing with expensive and extensive issues related to tooth extractions, implants, crowns, deep cleaning, and more.

Protect Your General Health

Believe it or not, oral health is closely linked to all health conditions. It’s been shown that bad oral health can lead to numerous severe issues like heart disease. To improve your overall health, you will want to ensure that you are visiting the dentist regularly. To schedule your checkup and cleaning, you can call us or book your appointment online.