There’s a good chance you’ve been hearing it ever since you started going to the dentist: you need to get a checkup and cleaning every 6 months. Nearly everyone knows this rule, but do you know why it’s so important to get a routine checkup every six months? Annapolis Dental Care believes that cleanings for the whole family are important and we’re here to give you some simple and great reasons why!
- Prevent Gum Disease – Our past blog concerning gum disease should give you a good understanding as to you why you don’t ever want to contract periodontal disease. The results could be as simple as bad breath or as severe as a heart attack. It’s important that your dental hygienist cleans and takes care of your gums at least every six months.
- Keep your teeth – Dentures, bridges, and replacements can get expensive. Routine preventive cleaning will help you to keep your teeth healthy, happy, and most importantly, in your mouth. You can also avoid uncomfortable procedures such as extractions and fillings by getting your teeth cleaned on a routine basis.
- Bright smile – Everyone likes to present a bright white smile to the world. One of the first things that people notice about you are your pearly whites. Keeping them clean will make them look fresh and bright to give you a great first impression on anyone and everyone you meet. This is especially important for coffee drinkers, tea drinkers, and smokers.
- Maintaining Health – Not only does your oral hygiene affect your smile and the health of your mouth, but it affects your health overall. Consider all of the germs that can enter through your mouth and make you sick. Keeping your teeth clean can help keep you healthy even through times like flu season.
Getting preventive cleaning is a necessary part of your overall oral health. You should also make sure that you’re keeping your teeth brushed and flossed in between cleanings to make your preventive cleanings that much more effective.
If you have any questions about Preventive Care: The Importance of Routine Cleanings, or if you wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Annapolis Dental Care by calling (410) 267-0766 or visit AnnapolisDentalCare.com today! Our diligent knowledge of all dental treatments and extensive experience in all fields of dentistry, ensure Annapolis Dental is best suited to care for your oral health. You can also follow Annapolis Dental Care on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.