Why is it important to see your dentist twice a year? Why is it important to see your dentist twice a year?

15 Jan

Why is it important to see your dentist twice a year?

In the past, patients wouldn't visit the dentist unless their issues became too painful to bear. Today, thanks to the advent of modern dentistry, dentists can keep your teeth in optimal health, by preventing dental health problems from getting out of control and gaining a foothold. Because of this, it is of vital importance that you visit your dentist at least twice a year.

Your dental visits are necessary for these reasons:

Dental Surgeons are trained to spot a broad range of dental health concerns, from cavities to gum disease. When dentists detect the early signs of dental problems, they can fix them with less invasive procedures in a shorter space of time.

A dental practice has a qualified oral hygienist who will expertly clear away the hard to reach plaque that your toothbrush can't reach. A hygienist is also able to remove hardened plaque (known as tartar) from your teeth, using a special tool. This process is called ‘scaling', and it is necessary if you want to healthy teeth for a very long time.

Additionally, patients who smoke, drink red wine and coffee, are advised to visit their dentists twice a year for teeth whitening treatment, to remove stains left behind by red wine, coffee, and tobacco products. There are many procedures available when it comes to teeth whitening. Therefore, it is important to have a dentist assess your oral health and recommend the whitening method that is best for you.

We all need to take good care of our teeth, as they are vital to our survival. How do we maintain good dental health? Never miss your bi-annual check-ups. Contact us for a dentist in Cape Town who can flag any dental issues and prescribe treatments where necessary.