Many folks only think to get their teeth cleaned before a special occasion. Most feel that once a year is enough to stay healthy, but twice is best if you want to stay on top of your dental health.
Why Visit More Often?
Some patients agree to come in for one or two extra cleanings in the year when recommended even if it comes at extra cost. An extra cleaning may be advised, for example, if you:
- Have braces
- Are highly cavity-prone
- Suffer from gingivitis
- Have frequent heavy tartar buildup at your cleaning appointments
But there is one other even more important reason some patients come in for extra visits.
The most common reason for having multiple dental visits a year is to maintain gum health. If you've had periodontal therapy to treat gum disease, then you'll likely be on a specific dental cleaning schedule for quite a while.
Gum disease can be difficult to manage and the inflammation can have far-reaching effects on your body. That's why frequent visits with a dental hygienist are so important. The dental hygienist checks for signs of the disease worsening or returning and cleans the debris that your toothbrush can't reach.
These periodontal maintenance appointments are usually schedule every 3-4 months depending on your individual needs.
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Posted on behalf of Seacrest Dental