Why Regular Dental Visits are Important

By Rose Dental Associates
May 28, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Visits  

Are you wondering whether you really need to see your dentist every six months?

We know you are busy and that busy people often have trouble finding time in their schedules to take care of important matters such as their health; however, no matter how busy you get, it’s important that you carve out some time to visit your Albany, NY, family dentist at Rose Dental Associates. You only have to see us every six months, and this could end up saving you time and money in the future.

Why should I see my dentist regularly?

This simple dental checkup, which usually takes no more than 45 minutes, will not only get your teeth sparkling and clean but it’s also a chance for us to see what’s going with your smile to make sure that everything is healthy.

After all, many common issues don’t cause symptoms so you could be dealing with advanced gum disease or other issues and not even know it. Luckily, we know exactly what to look for to spot problems in their infancy.

The benefits of seeing your dentist for a six-month checkup include,

  • Reducing your risk for cavities
  • Removing plaque and tartar buildup to prevent gum disease
  • Early detection of oral cancer and other issues
  • Improving appearance and self-esteem
  • Improving sleep problems (that’s right! A dentist could provide you with a simple oral appliance to manage snoring and other sleep issues)
  • Reducing bad breath
  • Removing stains and discolorations for a whiter smile
  • Maintaining good overall health (after all, the health of your teeth and gums also give us insight into whether you could be dealing with osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes and inflammation)

But I’m not experiencing problems. Do I still need to come in regularly?

The simple response is yes, you do need to visit your dentist even if you aren’t dealing with issues. After all, these cleanings and checkups allow our Albany, NY, general dentist to examine your teeth, gums and mouth to pinpoint issues early on when they can easily be treated. We can even recommend lifestyle changes that can improve your oral health and prevent gum disease, cavities or an infection.

Even if you aren’t at an increased risk for cavities or gum disease, it’s still important that you provide your mouth with the proper and thorough dental care it needs to stay healthy. While this shouldn’t take the place of proper at-home care, even if you are an avid brusher and flosser, you should still visit every six months.

Those who are at an increased risk for cavities, oral cancer, gum disease or oral infections may want to discuss coming in more often for cleanings and checkups.

Is it time for your six-month dental cleaning? If so, the friendly dental team here at Rose Dental Associates in Albany, NY, is ready to work with your busy schedule to find the perfect time for your next cleaning. Call (518) 456-7673 today!