Often people ask us why it’s important to schedule two dental visits a year. For the past 50 years, dentists have recommended that you make these bi-annual visits to help prevent any oral health problems from occurring. To help you understand more, here are four reasons why you should have bi-annual dental visits:
- Get a professional teeth cleaning: Even if you brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily as you should, plaque can still build up over time that your toothbrush and floss can’t get. Through a professional dental cleaning, your dentist takes care of all the areas you can’t reach as easily, and applies a fluoride treatment that protects your teeth from cavities.
- Prevent high dental bills in the future: Through visiting the dentist often, your dentist can detect tooth decay and gum disease in its beginning stages, so you can avoid intensive, expensive dental work.
- Get checked for oral cancer: Visiting the dentist twice a year can even add years to your life. The dentist always looks for any early signs of oral cancer, so you can catch it and treat it before it spreads. If you discover you have oral cancer too late it could even lead to death.
- Lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes: Making a simple visit to the dentist improves not only your oral health, but also your overall health. Studies have proven that if you take care of your oral health you have a lower chance of developing serious health problems like heart disease and diabetes.
If you are in need of a dental check-up, we are here for you. Contact the friendly, helpful staff at the Lakeway Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today and set-up your appointment.