Have you ever wondered why your dentist recommends regular check-ups every six months? Historically, bi-annual visits to the dentist were recommended already in the 18th century in an attempt to establish standards for preventive dentistry. Though people are often irrational when it comes to visiting the dentist due to fear and discomfort, regular visits allow your dentist to assess your oral hygiene and prevent future problems.
Even if you take excellent care of your teeth and gums at home, a dental check-up will allow your dentist to prevent problems that may not be visible. Some issues related to dental health such as cavities and gum disease are not visible and do not cause pain until they progress to more advanced stages. At the same time, people with many tooth problems should visit their doctor more often. Studies have shown that gum disease is related to a number of health complications including heart disease or difficulties with the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar. Gum disease can also lead to tooth loss if not treated properly.
The dental specialists at Liverpool Smile Studio will examine your teeth, gums, and mouth in order to offer the best available treatment tailored to your specific needs. Moreover, the experienced dentists will show you how to keep your teeth healthy and free of plaque by teaching patients effective oral hygiene techniques.
Checking your teeth for tooth decay is only one part of your dental treatment. During your dental check-up, your dentist will evaluate the health of your mouth and gums and implement a general head and neck examination for any indication of anomalies. Your dentist will then clean your teeth by removing hardened dental plaque (calculus) from the surface of your teeth through scaling and polishing. Plaque can develop very quickly between visits to the dentist due to poor oral hygiene and may lead to the irritation of the gum tissue and gum disease.
After examining and cleaning your teeth, your dentist will make individual recommendations for the maintenance of a healthy mouth. Visiting your dentist every six months for routine examinations and cleaning of your teeth will keep your smile bright and healthy for longer.