Why is it important to get my teeth cleaned every six months?
Regular teeth cleanings at our Greeley, CO dental office are an essential part of overall oral health, and it’s not just because your teeth get cleaned (although that is important too).
Having regular dental checkups is like having routine physicals. It’s important to catch things before they get too advanced.
Regular Dental Checkups
Teeth Cleanings – Plaque gets on teeth after you eat. No matter how much you brush, it’s impossible to get everything off. And, over time, plaque becomes hard and turns into calculus (tartar). Calculus can only be removed by dental instruments. A cleaning every six months allows the dentist to remove all of the tartar and plaque and also apply fluoride that will help strengthen teeth.
Exams – Six-month visits are also crucial because of the dental exam. Dr. Stewart or Dr. Buffington will use radiographs and a clinical exam to look at your teeth and gums and fix any problems before they become a bigger deal. Cavities don’t develop overnight, and catching them when they are small is ideal. They are simple, easy, and cost-effective to remove before they get big.
Radiographs – X-rays will be taken every 6 to 12 months and allow the doctors to ensure that your teeth are healthy beyond what they can see.
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