Yes, you really need to see your dentist twice a year for checkups.
While we all know the importance of brushing and flossing our teeth every day some people don’t always visit their dentist regularly for care. While at-home care is certainly important to your oral health it’s equally important that you turn to our Berkley, MI, dentist Dr. Sam Shamoon for routine family dentistry checkups. Here’s why,
Remove Plaque and Tartar Buildup
While brushing and flossing can certainly reduce plaque buildup it’s common to miss certain areas. Once plaque hardens into tartar your normal toothbrush can’t remove it. Only our Berkley, MI, family dentist will be able to during a professional dental cleaning. If left on teeth, plaque and tartar can lead to cavities and gum disease, which is why these regular dental visits are important for everyone.
Detect Dental Issues Early
The goal of preventive dental care, which includes your six-month checkups, is to prevent cavities, gum disease and other issues from affecting both the health and appearance of your smile. While gum disease affects nearly half of American adults, according to the CDC, it often doesn’t cause any symptoms; therefore, the only way to be able to detect gum disease is through a simple dental checkup. By catching gum disease early we can help you manage it and prevent further complications such as tooth loss.
Improve Your Health, in General
Your oral and general health are interconnected; therefore, it should come as no surprise that just by looking at the health of your gums and teeth we can often detect health issues such as diabetes, bacterial pneumonia, heart disease and over a hundred other systemic infections. Therefore, maintaining good oral hygiene can also improve your overall health, too.
When was your last dental cleaning? If it’s been more than six months then it’s time to turn to the family dentistry team at Today’s Smile Center in Berkley, MI, for your next checkup. To schedule an appointment, simply call us today at (248) 543-1778.