Do you avoid going to the dentist? Or is your schedule so full that making a professional hygiene appointment with your dentist just doesn’t seem like a priority? Well, while being busy is understandable, it is important to realize that if you don’t have a professional hygiene appointment with your dentist regularly, you are likely to get a build up of plaque and tartar on your teeth that can lead to serious dental problems. And that would have you in the dental chair for a lot more often than a general dentistry visit and dental care cleaning.
Make a Professional Hygiene Appointment Every Six Months
It is recommended that you have a professional hygiene appointment every six months. The majority of insurance plans cover two professional dental cleanings every year with no out-of-pocket costs. It’s a benefit you should take full advantage of because regular visits to your family dentist are your first defense against serious dental problems, including gum disease and tooth decay. These are conditions that in most cases are preventable with good dental care.
And while your home dental care is important, it is not a substitute for a professional hygiene appointment with an experienced family dentistry. Here’s why the experts at Dental Care South recommend a professional hygiene appointment every six months:
A toothbrush and floss won’t remove all of the natural plaque build up between the teeth and under the gums. Plaque is acidic, and it eats away at tooth enamel, leading to cavities and tooth decay. Regular dental care by a professional removes the plaque build up to help prevent you from getting cavities.
Stops Gum Disease and Tooth Loss
If plaque isn’t professionally removed, it advances by moving further down the tooth causing gum disease. Your gums will deteriorate and the supporting bone in your jaw will be damaged, which can ultimately lead to tooth loss.
Drinking and eating naturally stains your teeth, especially when you consume coffee, tea, wine, and other highly acidic, sugary substances. At your professional hygiene appointment, those built up stains will be removed leaving you with a whiter, brighter smile.
If you have persistent bad breath, professional dental care is the best way to keep your mouth healthy and free from odor.
Visit our Tuscaloosa Office
When you come in for your professional hygiene appointment, Dr. Skalnik will examine your mouth and teeth in several ways, for example by:
- Taking digital X-rays to detect tooth decay and bone loss
- Screening for oral cancer
- Examining your bite pattern
- Evaluating your gum tissue
Once the examination is complete, we will clean your teeth to remove plaque and tartar, as well as stains, and provide a protective fluoride application.
Make an Appointment with Dental Care South in Tuscaloosa, AL
Don’t let excuses and being busy keep you from taking care of your teeth and making a professional hygiene appointment with your trusted family Dentistry. Our Tuscaloosa office provides patients with a valuable dental care experience that you need to take advantage of! Check out some of our patients’ testimonials about their time with our family dentistry and schedule your appointment today. It is the best way to keep your mouth healthy. You can be assured that we will provide you and your family with the best preventative dental care. Contact us at our Tuscaloosa office now!