We’ve all heard that you should visit the dentist every six months, but is it really that important? Simply put, yes.
The first step to good oral health is brushing and flossing at home. This get rid of lingering food particles, combats bacteria that causes bad breath, and helps to prevent buildup of plaque. While it’s generally difficult to get a deep cleaning at home, a dentist has the tools to get to those hard to reach places and remove any tartar that has built up. They check for cavities and can keep an eye on any reoccurring trouble areas you may have.
However, one of the most compelling reasons for paying a visit to your dentist regularly is prevention. Poor dental hygiene can lead to gum disease, tooth decay and loss, and can have negative effects on overall health. According to the Center for Disease Control nearly fifty percent of adults in the U.S. are affected by gum disease.
Alternatively, home dental care as well as regular dental check ups can help to keep teeth and gums healthy and prevent early tooth loss. Your dentist can also remove stains and brighten your smile, and recommend products to aide in home care for specific issues you may be experiencing. Taking these measures can protect both your health and your wallet, by detecting or preventing potential problems.
Your oral health matters, don’t wait. Call (281) 256-3222 to schedule an appointment today with a dentist who cares about you. Spring Cypress Dental is located at 17330 Spring Cypress Rd. STE 115, Cypress, Texas 77429.