Do You Go To The Dentist Regularly?
Hello, and welcome back to our blog! Here at Boulder Dental Designs, we’re a little obsessed with people’s teeth. You see, to us, teeth are more than just a part of the human body; teeth are our bread and butter, and we want to help as many people as possible make sure that their teeth and gums are as healthy as possible. While everyone knows the importance of regular brushing and a good oral hygiene regimen, these habits can only go so far in making sure that your mouth is as healthy as possible. In today’s post, we are going to go over exactly why it is so important that you visit your dentist every six months for a general checkup. Continue reading below to learn more.
Dentists Provide a Deeper Clean
When it comes to cleaning your teeth, you probably have a system down. By early adolescence, most people have figured out how to properly take care of their teeth; however, even the most diligent of brushers are unable to reach every area of the mouth on a consistent basis. Below, we have listed a few of the services that your dentist will be able to perform in order to make sure your mouth is as healthy as possible.
- Plaque and Tartar: No matter how diligent you are at cleaning your teeth, plaque is going to develop. Plaque is caused by the natural bacteria in every person’s mouth and, if plaque is allowed to build up, it will eventually form into tartar. Tartar, if left to its own devices, will erode a person’s teeth and, in some cases, lead to the development of tooth decay. Once plaque has turned into tartar the only way to remove it is to have a dentist professionally clean your teeth. By visiting your dentist every six months for a general cleaning, you can prevent the development of tartar and better protect your teeth from decay.
- Gum Disease: Gum disease is one of the most common dental maladies in the United States and is something that should be avoided at all costs. Gum disease is typically caused by a buildup of plaque and tartar in the mouth which works to erode the mouth’s gum tissue. Most commonly, gum disease occurs because tartar build up causes an infection where the gum and tooth meet. This disease is known as gingivitis, and as it progresses, the tissue that attaches the gums to the teeth will break down. Visiting your dentist regularly is the best way to ensure that tartar does not build up, preventing gum disease from occurring.
Join us again next time as we continue to go over some of the reasons that you should visit your dentist twice a year for a general cleaning. Additionally, if it has been a while since your last cleaning, contact us today at Boulder Dental Designs. Our expert staff will make sure that your teeth and gums are as healthy as possible.