December marks the end of the year. As 2022 comes to an end, it's time to welcome the new year. It is also time for your annual dental checkup. While most people understand the importance of brushing and flossing their teeth, many fail to schedule a cleaning and checkup at their local dentist's office. Unfortunately, this can lead to serious problems with teeth and gums. A cleaning from your dentist will remove plaque and tartar that have built up on the teeth over time. This buildup is incredibly difficult to remove at home on your own without professional care and guidance. Plus, some areas of your mouth may be hard to reach with a toothbrush, which is why you need a professional cleaning twice a year to keep your smile healthy and clean.
Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day are the best defenses against cavities. Still, you should take your oral hygiene routine one step further by seeing your dentist for a checkup and cleaning every six months. This appointment will allow for deeper cleaning than you can achieve at home, as well as checking for potential problems. This is also a great time to ask any questions you may have about proper brushing techniques so you can keep your mouth as clean as possible.
Getting cavities filled as soon as possible is the surest way to avoid more extensive and costly treatments later on. Many cavities are treated with fillings, which are small restorations that fill in a hole in your tooth to protect it from further damage. A filling is a quick procedure that can repair a small cavity before it has the chance to develop into a larger problem.
Seeing your dentist twice a year is also the best way to maintain good oral health. When teeth and gums don't receive regular care, they can develop serious problems like gum disease or abscesses. These conditions can lead to tooth loss and the need for full mouth reconstruction procedures. Keeping up with dentist visits is the best way to prevent gingivitis, periodontitis, and other serious dental health issues.
When you book your appointment with your dentist in December, you can look forward to professional teeth cleaning along with a thorough exam to check for any problems you may have with your teeth and gums. Most dentists also check for oral cancer at each visit by performing an oral cancer screening.
If it's time for your next cleaning and checkup, visit Premier Arts Dental at 4400 U.S. 9 #3200, Freehold Township, NJ 07728. For any queries, call us at (732) 334 7816 or visit our website to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you maintain great oral health this year.
4400 U.S. 9 #3200, Freehold Township, NJ 07728