December 15, 2018
You’re busy: you have client meetings, errands, ballet recitals, and soccer games. When do you have time to visit the dentist? Besides, you brush and floss every day. Do you really need to make time for an appointment twice a year? Well, the short and simple answer is yes, you do. But why? Here are some reasons you should make room in your busy schedule to see a dentist in Carrollton twice a year.
Clean and Whiten Your Teeth
Even if you brush and floss daily, there will likely be plaque that you miss. You may not see it right away, but it can build up over time. Eventually, plaque hardens into tartar, which can only be removed using professional cleaning tools. The hygienists use these tools to clean off set-in stains and buildup to give you fresh, clean teeth that you’ll be proud to show off through your smile.
Prevent Big Problems
Would you rather catch a small problem early or treat a big one later? This is a no brainer. Going to the dentist twice a year allows the dentist to catch issues, like a cavity, before they balloon to larger, more painful or complex ones, like needing a root canal or worse. By the time that you can feel or see dental problems, they are usually at more advanced stages and require more dramatic treatment. Preventive dentistry can spare you grief down the road and help preserve your natural teeth for a lifetime.
Promote Oral Health
Visiting the dentist isn’t just about making sure you have clean, healthy teeth. It’s also about your overall oral health. If you don’t have your teeth cleaned by a hygienist twice a year, the bacteria in plaque can cause gum disease, which manifests in these symptoms:
- Red, swollen gums
- Bleeding when you brush or floss
- Bad breath
- Receding gums
- Sensitive teeth
- Wiggly, shifting teeth
If left untreated, gum disease can have serious consequences, including tooth loss. You can prevent this dangerous infection by attending your dental visits twice a year on top of your daily routine of brushing and flossing.
Take Advantage of Dental Insurance Coverage
Most insurances cover two checkups and cleanings per year at no cost to you. If you don’t attend these checkups, they don’t rollover to the next year, so you might as well use them.
Form a Healthy Relationship with Your Dentist
When you find the right dentist and hygienist, going in for your checkup and cleaning twice a year doesn’t feel like a chore. It feels like catching up with old friends. If you haven’t found that kind of environment yet, don’t give up. The perfect dental office for you and your family is out there somewhere!
In reality, the benefits outweigh any inconvenience when it comes to receiving regularly oral healthcare. It’ll be worth the effort. Make an appointment with your dentist in Carrollton today!
About the Author
Dr. Marco Caballeros is an advocate of compassionate dentistry and is committed to providing the best dental experience for families. He also has earned his Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentists, which requires passing an intensive exam and completing 500 hours of clinical experience. To contact Dr. Caballeros at On Point Dentistry, call (972) 418-8461 or click here.
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