Do you only see a dentist when you experience some kind of pain in your teeth or gums? Since you’re already looking after your teeth with regular brushing and flossing, you may be wondering if there is a need to make periodic visits to the dentist at all.
While good oral hygiene practices at home are extremely important, it is difficult to effectively remove all plaque and tartar with normal brushing and flossing alone. Moreover, it is a good idea to regularly monitor your dental health, including your teeth and the surrounding soft tissue to ensure any concerns are identified early, to reduce the chance of developing painful ailments or medical conditions later. That’s why dentists always recommend that you visit every 6 months for a comprehensive oral examination in addition to getting your teeth professionally cleaned.
Dentists are also in the best position to clarify any doubts that you may have regarding dental hygiene and prevention of oral diseases. Using proper diagnostic tools and clinical techniques, dentists can help you to maintain your teeth and oral cavity at optimal health.
Here are some practical benefits that you can look forward to:
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