Why it’s Important to Have Your Teeth Cleaned Every Six Months
Going to the dentist every six months sounds like a drag. Most people don’t want to sit in that chair with someone else poking around in their mouth. You may think that you can get by with the cleaning once a year or even once every two years. You brush at least once a day, and it doesn’t feel like anything is wrong with your mouth. Why should you go to the dentist that often? The truth is you should go every six months and here’s why.
Except for a few people that are religious about their oral care, most people don’t brush twice a day and floss. On top of that most people are on auto pilot when brushing their teeth and don’t brush properly. If you brush well you’re only remove around 65% of the plaque and bacteria on your teeth. That means 35% is just sitting there in your mouth. This can cause gum disease as well as cavities. Some people have even linked poor oral health to health issues in the rest of the body.
The dentist has tools and equipment to remove the 35% of black and bacteria that’s left on your teeth. They can also remove the hardened plaque called tartar. This will help stop cavities, gum disease, and other oral diseases. Dentists can also check your teeth for any signs of decay or changes that could be detrimental to your health. It’s always better to find a problem before it starts or at its beginning stages. This preventative measure can save you money in the long run. Dental work such as a root canal or filling a cavity can be expensive. You can avoid many of those problems by staying on top of your teeth with a cleaning every six months. As an added bonus the dentist polishes your teeth making them brighter and whiter. That way you can show off your beautiful teeth when you smile. Your teeth also feel so much better after they’ve been cleaned. Don’t you want that feeling more often?
Although it may not be something you want to do the benefits of going to see your dentist far outweigh any reason for not seeing them every six months. You only get one set of teeth, and you want to keep them for your entire life. See your dentist every six months to make your mouth is in tiptop shape.