Regular check-ups will enable your dentist to prevent and treat any oral health issues
Why do you need to visit your dentist regularly?
Brushing, flossing and the daily use of a mouthwash can deter the formation of dental plaque on teeth surface. Depending on your oral health routine, dental plaque can build up over time to form tartar. When tartar is formed, it can only be removed by a dentist or hygienist.
Descaling to protect teeth and gums
Your dentist may use the check-up as an opportunity to offer you a descaling treatment in order to prevent the development of gingivitis. Descaling consists of removing tartar plaque by scratching or by using an ultrasound device and then polishing the cleaned surfaces to give the teeth their shine back.
Receiving treatment to alleviate discomfort
Dentists treat and alleviate the discomfort caused by cavities and stop them from getting worse. The decay process can be stopped by the intervention of a dentist. The sooner cavities are discovered and treated, the longer your teeth will remain healthy.
Visiting your dentist regularly for cleaning and check-ups will ensure that your oral health is at its best. Your dentist will be able to offer advice on good oral care habits and help you integrate them into your daily life.