Why Check Up?
Regular dental check-ups are important as they help to ensure the health of your teeth and gums.
During your dental check-up, your dentist checks your overall oral health.
Next, your teeth will be cleaned.
Although brushing and flossing can help to remove the plaque from your teeth, it is difficult to remove tartar at home. Your dentist will use a scaler to remove the tartar.
Benefits of Routine Check Ups
Early detection for any cavities and decay. Tackling the problems earlier will save a lot of hassle in the long term. It may save your tooth from extractions or root canal treatment!
The scaling and polishing also services the gums keeping them in optimum health.
How Often Should I Go For A Dental Check-Up
It really depends on how well you are able to maintain your oral health.
For some patients with weak gums, it may require them to come in every 3-6 months. Whereas for patients with very healthy gums that are able to brush well, they may only need to come once every 9-12 months.
Speak to your dental professional to find out your optimum service interval!