It’s important that you go to the dentist even if you have good oral health. While brushing and flossing twice a day helps keep your teeth clear of food and other debris daily, getting a cleaning at the dentist helps with the areas that you may not be able to reach on your own.
Biannual dental visits at your Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX include an oral examination and a deep cleaning, which help get the buildup of tartar and plaque from your teeth, help prevent cavities, and can detect signs of gum disease. These preventive measures not only keep your teeth looking great but will also help you out long-term.
What is included in a biannual cleaning?
At your twice-yearly cleaning, your dentist will do an oral examination to ensure your teeth look healthy. A dental hygienist will then complete a cleaning which includes removing buildup that can happen even with consistent brushing and flossing. We’ll also polish your teeth to give them a nice shine and give you the option for a fluoride treatment which helps strengthen the enamel of your teeth and prevents cavities.
During your visit, it’s important to us that we watch for signs of cavities, misalignment of teeth, and any other concerns that may arise so that we can address them. If your dentist sees any signs of potential problems, he’ll address these and devise a treatment plan with you.
Why Twice a Year?
Ultimately your dental plan and visits are up to you, but we recommend coming in twice a year to maintain a healthy smile. Cavities and other potential problems can take time to develop signs or symptoms. If we are able to see you every six months, we can detect these problems early on.
If you’ve been skipping your regular trips to the dentist, don’t delay any longer. We want you to have a healthy smile and can help you achieve that.
What Happens if you don’t go to the dentist?
Even if you consistently brush and floss skipping the trip to a dentist can lead to stained teeth, plaque buildup, painful toothaches, or cavities. The visits to fix these problems in the future can lead to more expensive procedures that take up more time in the long run.
We understand that life happens- you get busy, other areas of life might seem more urgent and take priority, or you may even be worried about how long it’s been since your last visit. We encourage you to prioritize your routine checkups in order to keep a healthy smile.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
We want your oral health to be a priority for you. We’re here for any questions you may have about a routine dental checkup. Call today to schedule a checkup at Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX today at 832-437-3849.