Problems don’t have to be brewing in your smile to see a dentist regularly.
Most people assume that those six-month dental exams are only for people dealing with oral health problems. Of course, this is a terrible fallacy. Everyone can benefit from preventive dentistry and should visit their Melbourne, FL, dentist Dr. Mark Kedzierski every six months. “Why?” you might be asking. For these reasons (and so many more!):
To Clean Your Teeth and Gums
The American Dental Association says that you should be going to the dentist twice a year for routine cleanings and exams. While you may brush and floss regularly it’s normal for people to miss spots, leaving plaque behind on teeth.
Unfortunately, plaque quickly hardens to tartar, which can’t be removed with a normal toothbrush. Since plaque and tartar buildup is responsible for decay and gum disease, it’s important that you have our Melbourne, FL, general dentist thoroughly clean your mouth twice a year to ward off issues.
To Detect Problems
Of course, even with the best of care problems can still occur. Since not all issues cause symptoms, you may not even be able to tell if cavities, gum disease or other issues are lurking. Fortunately, we have the skills and tools necessary to detect these issues right away. By coming in twice a year you’ll make it easier for us to catch issues early on when they are easily treatable.
To Perform Oral Cancer Screenings
Everyone, no matter their risk level, should be evaluated for oral cancer. Particularly with the rise of oral cancer incidences over the last 15 years, it’s important that everyone gets screened. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, if oral cancer runs in your family or if you have been diagnosed with HPV you’ll want to consider getting screened more regularly by a dentist.
To Provide Advice
While you may think you know everything there is to know about keeping your mouth clean and healthy, perhaps there may be some techniques or tricks of the trade that you didn’t realize. Maybe you didn’t know how much your diet impacts your oral health, or perhaps you had no idea that you need to change your toothbrush head every three to four months. Our Melbourne, FL, family dentist can provide you with valuable information, knowledge, and advice so you know exactly what to do to maintain good oral health.
Is it time to schedule your next trip to the dentist? If so, then don’t put off this important check up. Call our Melbourne, FL, dental office today to get on the books. Your smile will thank you!