It can be a hassle to make dental appointments every 6 months, but the consequences of skipping these appointments can be dire. Just as a stitch in time prevents nine, having regularly-scheduled dental appointments can keep your teeth in top shape and prevent costly issues from spreading. Your body is the one asset that you are guaranteed to have with you for life, so it is incredibly important to keep up your scheduled maintenance. You wouldn't drive your car without engine oil in it, and the consequences of not maintaining your mouth can be just as painful and expensive.
The dentist and dental hygienist perform a variety of useful procedures during your scheduled appointments, and many of these procedures are essential in order to prevent the need for more expensive work further down the road. X rays are done on your teeth at every check-up dental appointment, which allow the dentist to look for damage to the teeth and jaw that might not be visible otherwise. Even if you think that things are alright, an x ray examination might reveal hidden issues that could be problematic later on.
Dentists and dental hygienists perform routine cleanings during these visits, and often use special solutions that strengthen and protect teeth over time. The dentist will remove excessive plaque and tarter, which can lead to the formation of cavities. If a cavity is found, then it can be treated to stop the damage and prevent further wear in the future. Dentists also take this time to look for more serious and severe issues. If a condition goes untreated for an extended period of time, both the damage done to the body and the financial cost rises quickly.
In order to keep your body running smoothly, you need to ensure that you are doing maintenance and getting your teeth checked by a dentist every six months. Unknown issues and dental damage can lead to expensive bills later. Going to the dentist may not be the most glamorous errand in the world, but it is essential for your long-term wellbeing. Your smile will thank you for it.
To schedule your six month appointment, call us at (208) 855-0080.
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