Any dentist will educate you on the importance of regular dental checkups and cleanings. These appointments are typically made every six months for children and adults. But many patients ask, what is the importance of these visits? Dr. Hsi-Long Wu of Dental Work NY explains the five reasons why cleanings and checkups are beneficial for your oral health and wellness.
Keep teeth clean
Even with regular brushing and flossing at home after every meal, there are still areas of the oral cavity that may be difficult to keep clean. Visiting a dentist and having a deep cleaning performed can ensure all areas of the smile are free from bacteria, food particles, plaque, and tartar which can contribute to damaging the smile.
Monitor for dental health concerns
With regularly scheduled dental visits, patients are visiting a dentist who can keep track of their oral health and wellness. During these examinations, dentists can check for cavities or signs of periodontal disease which may negatively impact the health of the smile in a permanent way.
Make time for dental health education
Patients, especially children, need to take the time with their dentist to learn about how to care for the smile. Our team is happy to educate patients on how to properly brush and floss their teeth to maintain oral health. We also discuss the proper toothpastes, toothbrushes, and floss for optimum results.
Keep oral cancer at bay
Oral cancer treated in the early stages is less aggressive. By visiting the dentist regularly, unusual areas of concern may be spotted and cancer diagnosed and treated before it becomes a serious issue.
Working with the same dentist regularly over time helps patients develop a positive, trusting relationship with their oral health professional.
At Dental Work NY, our dentists are here to help patients with maintaining healthy smiles. Dr. Hsi-Long Wu works closely with new patients as well as patients of record to ensure better health and wellness through the smile. Call us today to make an appointment! Take time today to be proactive about your dental health and wellness by booking an appointment with his dedicated dental team!