You might not look forward to seeing your dentist every six months, but it is necessary to help prevent dental problems that could ruin your smile. Do not wait until you have a pressing dental concern that ultimately results in the need for fillings and root canals to make an appointment. Many dental issues are preventable with regular dentist appointments and good oral hygiene.
If you do not believe in the importance of having a dental exam at least twice a year, here are a few reasons that might change your mind.
Dental repair and cosmetic restorations can be pricey. Usually, people need them after losing teeth and waiting too long to have their oral health checked. Did you know that the early detection of most dental problems makes treatment easier and less expensive? There is less time for bacteria, decay and other factors to compromise your smile and do further damage. That means fewer dental appointments for treatment and lower chances of you needing invasive procedures.
Oral cancer is a major cause of illness and death in the country. Untreated, it can become life-threatening. Regular dental appointments enable dentist, Dr. Matthew Wolfe in Rochester Hills, MI to assess your oral health and inform you of any potential dental and health issues like oral cancer, infections, bone loss, gum disease, sleep apnea and vitamin deficiencies and treatment options.
Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is necessary to prevent decay and gum disease. Plaque and tartar can form on your teeth and harden as time goes on making brushing and flossing ineffective at removal. Regular dental exams are necessary to detect plaque and tartar buildup, especially in hard to reach and clean areas so Dr. Wolfe can remove them.
During an exam, the dentist will inspect your teeth and gums for signs of infection, plaque, tartar, cavities and other issues. He will also assess the health of your gums and tongue. If there are any concerns and treatment recommendations, Dr. Wolfe will inform you. Depending on the outcome of your dental examination, a professional cleaning may follow.