The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings

Boulder dentist and patient looking at x-raysVisiting the dentist isn’t always the first thing on your to do list, but scheduling a regular visit is extremely important for your oral health. The American Dental Association recommends routine visits every six months in order to properly maintain healthy teeth and gums. Not everyone enjoys a trip to the dentist’s office, but keeping your mouth healthy will prevent more intensive procedures from being necessary.

When you visit the dentist regularly, they’re able to check your teeth for decay and clean them up before any minor issues become severe. Your dental hygienist will evaluate the health of your gums, teeth, and mouth; making sure there is no sign of oral cancer, diabetes, or vitamin deficiencies. When you get your teeth cleaned, they will have all of the developing plague and tartar removed as well as cleaning any stains caused from coffee, tobacco, and food.

Attending a regularly scheduled cleaning with your dentist can help prevent a variety of diseases that occur and begin within the mouth. Though it’s not always fun having your mouth be poked and prodded at with various tools, you’ll benefit greatly from the experience. If you’re looking for a Boulder dentist near you, call Total Dental Health Solutions, LLC today at (303) 635-0100.