Remembering to make an appointment with your dentist is something that’s easy to forget. It’s only when some type of problem arises that there is some urgency in calling and setting up an appointment. A better approach is to get into the habit of seeing your dentist at least twice a year and three times if possible. Here are a few of the reasons those dental appointments should not be delayed.
Confirming Your Teeth are in Top Condition
An annual dental exam is a must for everyone. Even if you think your teeth are fine, it never hurts to get an expert opinion. If there are no issues present, then you get a clean bill of health from the dentist and can go about your business. Should there be any minor issues that need immediate attention, they can often be taken care of during the same visit.
Checking on Developing Issues
Your dentist may identify something that poses no immediate threat, but does need to be monitored. In this scenario, you may be asked to come back in three to six months. That’s especially true if the findings indicate some changes in your dental habits would correct the problem. By coming back for a quick check, you will know if your efforts are making progress, or if it’s time to think about some other approach.
Having Your Teeth Cleaned
Everyone needs to have their teeth cleaned at least once a year. Twice a year is not too often. Choosing to make use of dental services like this one does more than give your mouth that tingling fresh sensation. It will remove any plaque or other reside that brushing and flossing left behind. Removing all the residue is important, since that residue contains bacteria capable of harming the enamel or leading to tooth decay or gum disease.
Improving Your Breath
A minimum of two visits a year can also have an impact on the scent of your breath. If the issue has to do with any type of infection or inflammation in the mouth, the dentist will know what to do. Should the problem not be due to your dental hygiene habits or some sort of oral condition, your dentist may suggest you undergo some testing by your primary care physician. The result of these efforts will be making your breath sweeter at the very least, and eliminating a health issue you didn’t know was present at best.
Getting Suggestions for Improving Your Dental Hygiene Routine
You know how to brush, use floss, and choose a mouthwash. The question is do you know how to make the wisest choices with these three important forms of dental hygiene? Anyone can develop poor habits like not brushing long enough, choosing a brush with the wrong type of bristles, or even failing to floss often enough. If you see a dentist at least twice a year, there’s the opportunity to talk about your routine and find out if some changes are in order.
If you don’t have a dentist at present, today is the right time to change that. Schedule an appointment and go in for a complete checkup. Once that’s done, it will be easier to set up future appointments and ensure your teeth and gums remain in top condition.
Drs. J. Jesin & R. Eisen – Family & Cosmetic Dentists
5 Park Home Ave #130
North York, ON Canada