Dental visits are for keeping your gums and teeth in good shape. Other than regular brushing and flossing, biannual checkup might be the best thing you can do for your oral health.
Why are teeth cleanings important?
The accumulation of plaque and calculus under the gums and around the teeth can cause a cascade of dental problems, such as tooth decay, halitosis (bad breath), gum disease and eventually, tooth loss.
Routine cleaning rids the mouth of harmful bacteria and ensures you can enjoy a lifetime of exceptional oral health.
Maintaining good oral health between appointments can make your dentist appointments faster and less uncomfortable. You should:
Brush your teeth after every meal or at least twice per day
Floss your teeth every day to keep gums healthy
Avoid simple carbohydrates like sugar and white flour, which can help bacteria grow around your teeth and gums