When your car needs its oil changed, thanks to modern day technology it will most likely let you know. When it’s time for the roof on your home to be replaced, the signs are evident with water spots appearing on your ceiling, if you waited too long. Unfortunately when it’s time to get your teeth cleaned, the signs are not as evident, sometimes showing no signs at all. So how often should you get your teeth cleaned?
How Often Should you get your Teeth Cleaned?
The short answer to this question is every 6 months. Dentists as a group of health care professionals have collectively decided that it is in a patient’s best interest to come in for a routine cleaning every 6 months. This includes all patients regardless of having good teeth or not, having healthy gums or not, whether you build up a lot of plaque and tartar or not, or whether you floss every night or not. If you have gum disease that number decreases to every 3 months.
Good dental health is key to good overall health!
If you are female and are considering having a child, getting your teeth checked out before you conceive will be very beneficial to both you and your child. While you’re pregnant the hormones that make your body the perfect house for your baby are the same hormones that will cause uncomfortable side effects such as bleeding gums. Getting your teeth checked beforehand and eliminating the idea that you have any form of gum disease will not only ease your anxiety but possibly prevent this negative side effect from occurring.
As with any medical care, your dental care should really be personalized to your own periodontal issues. Insurance policies often dictate what kind of care a patient receives, especially when it comes to dental work, but this is really one thing that you should be willing to splurge on. Disregard what your insurance is willing to pay. You may spend more or less initially, but in the long run you will save more money.
Assure that your dentist truly cares about your oral health!
While gum disease is like a cancer it is 100% preventable. Preventing gum disease begins with proper preventative care most importantly regularly getting your teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist.
Preventive dental care is important because it is the easiest way to maintain the best oral health. Preventive dental care can help each member of your family keep a healthy and beautiful smile by protecting against dental decay, periodontal disease and gum disease.
Dr. Angie Rhodes and her team of trained talented professionals understand how important routine dental cleanings are. They find that professional cleanings are just as important as brushing and flossing daily. They also insist that regular checkups following professional cleanings. The examinations are important to check for any problems that you might not see or feel.
It is very important to Dr. Rhodes that you are aware of your treatment plan and what’s going on in your own mouth. She is completely open to discussing your oral health and will happily make time for that during your check up.
Dr. Angie Rhodes offers a host of dental care services to keep your oral health in tip top shape. She and her staff are dedicated to providing quality dental care in a comfortable, inviting atmosphere. For more information about preventative care services such as teeth cleaning, to schedule an appointment, to learn more about payment options, feel free to contact the office & for more information visit the links!