THE IMPORTANCE OF REGULAR DENTAL VISITS
Maintaining oral health is an ongoing practice. Good oral care practices such as brushing twice daily, flossing before bed, and rinsing with mouthwash are all great ways to maintain the health of the gums and teeth. However, even when a person is diligent with their oral care, they still need to see their dentist at least every 6 months or as recommended by their dentist in order to make sure their oral health is in optimal condition.
Tartar, also known as dental calculus, can still form on the teeth and beneath the gum line over time, despite regular brushing and flossing. If left alone, it will trap bacteria between it and the teeth and under the gums which can lead to oral health complications. Only the equipment used by a dental hygienist can safely remove it.
A dental checkup is also needed to check for cavities, gum disease, tooth or gum infections and oral cancer. If left unchecked, any of these oral health issues can lead to further health problems an more complex treatments to rectify.