Some people have very bad teeth because of poor dental hygiene, disease or genetics, while others may go through most of their life without ever having a cavity. Although the strength and health of teeth varies from person to person, it is still recommended that everyone see a dentist at least twice per year for a checkup and dental cleaning. If you make it a habit to visit a Tempe dentist once every six months, you could potentially prevent cavities from developing and catch any dental problems before they have a chance to grow worse and cause you more pain.
How 6-Month Checkups Can Prevent Cavities
Whether you have a very healthy dental hygiene routine or you confess to going to bed without brushing your teeth sometimes, you will inevitably have bacteria build up on your teeth over time. This bacteria eventually hardens into plaque, which attaches itself to your teeth and causes tooth decay (also known as cavities). In fact, 78% of people will develop a cavity by the time they turn 17, including Tempe residents. Visiting your Tempe dentist regularly can help you to catch this decay before it has a chance to cause even more damage to your teeth.
Even if you brush religiously twice each day, there are still some spots in your mouth that are hard to reach without specialized tools and a small mirror that will help you to see every nook and cranny in your mouth. Because it would be very difficult and time-consuming to try to clean every single surface of your teeth, you will be better off if you let your dentist or hygienist do it for you. Your Tempe dentist or dental hygienist can get to those hard-to-reach places and scrape the plaque off during your bi-annual cleaning. Thanks to their professional training and specialized tools, they can clean your teeth better than you could ever hope to with your limited tools and visibility. If you allow your dentist to help you keep your teeth clean and free from plaque, you will be less likely to develop cavities.
Exceptions to the Rule
While most people can achieve spectacular oral health by visiting their Tempe dentist on a bi-annual basis along with brushing and flossing each day, some people might still develop tooth decay despite their best efforts. If you ever experience pain from chewing, heat or cold sensitivity, or if you have pain in your teeth or gums at any time, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist right away. They can examine your teeth and gums, identify the problem, and let you know what treatment options they offer.
To keep your teeth as healthy and strong as possible, make sure you visit A&N Dental at least twice per year, or more often if you have special dental needs.
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