What Makes Preventive Dentistry So Important to Our Modern Lifestyle?

Most people know they should visit their dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings, but it can be tempting to skip these appointments, especially if you think you don’t have any dental issues. However, there are important reasons for seeing our dentist biannually.

These regular visits are the cornerstone of any good preventative dental care routine. When our dentist can see you regularly, they can monitor your dental health closely, so any small problems that may not be causing any symptoms just yet are easily detected and treated. At this stage, treatment is likely to be far less invasive, quicker and cheaper.

Even if you brush your teeth thoroughly, some dental plaque will almost certainly remain, and it soon hardens into tartar. Tartar or calculus contain harmful bacteria that increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Regular cleanings ensure all harmful plaque and tartar buildup is removed from your teeth. If needed, our hygienist can show you some easy ways to brush and floss your teeth more thoroughly and effectively.

A good oral care routine combined with regular checkups and cleans is quick and cost-effective, helps maintain optimal oral health and fits easily into any busy lifestyle.