Clean It Up: The Importance of Bi-Annual Dental Visits

Did you know that you are supposed to visit the dentist every six months for a dental cleaning and checkup? If you haven’t visited Dr. Janice Scott in a while because you have simply been putting it off or you have forgotten, make sure that you start seeing Dr. Janice Scott on a regular basis in order to keep your smile lasting longer and looking better. Read on to learn more.

Why Every Six Months? Just like a car that needs its oil change every 3,000-10,000 miles in order to function properly, your teeth need to be professionally cleaned by Dr. Janice Scott every six months and inspected in order to make sure that they are in the best shape possible. By getting your teeth cleaned every six months, you can help to stop a problem before it gets worse. For instance, Dr. Janice Scott will not only clean your teeth but will look to make sure that your gums are in good health, that you don’t have any cavities, and that you don’t have any signs or symptoms of oral cancer. If you do have any of those issues, if they are caught early on, you can help to prevent the damage from becoming too severe. Remember that preventative medicine, including dental care, will help to save you in the long run.

Additionally, because things like plaque and tartar build up on your teeth everyday, they can start to create a home on your teeth that can cause problems like cavities. However, by getting that plaque and tartar professionally scraped off by Dr. Scott, you can help to prevent against having to get a nasty cavity filled.

What Is Done? If you have been putting off going to the dentist every six months simply for a lack of time, then you are mistaken. In fact, the longer you wait to see the dentist, the longer your appointment will take. However, if you go religiously every six months, your appointment should only last around 20-30 minutes. During your appointment, Dr. Janice Scott will inspect your mouth, teeth, and tongue for any signs of cancer or other illnesses. Then she will clean your teeth and polish them up. Depending on your oral history, you may have to have x-rays done on your teeth about once a year but often times you can go longer.

As you can see, getting your teeth cleaned every six months is very important for your oral health. If you would like to learn more or if you would like to schedule an appointment to see Dr. Janice Scott, contact our office today!

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