Some people believe that brushing and flossing is the only type of preventative measure they need to keep their teeth healthy. Unfortunately, that’s just not true. Of course, brushing and flossing keep your teeth cleaner than if you didn’t yet issues still occur.
Your genetic makeup and tooth density primarily determine the care needs for your smile. Since brushing and flossing simply cannot do all the work, you’ll need to see your dentist for preventative dentistry.
Preventing Big Fixes
If you go several years without seeing your dentist, your mouth may have a world of trouble from cavities to root canals. Though you think you are saving money by staying home and brushing your teeth, you are actually putting yourself at a higher risk for large payouts in the future.
Alternately, visiting your dentist every six months will keep your teeth healthy and clean. Dr. White cares about your smile and wants to prevent full mouth reconstructions, which is why he wants to see you on a regular basis.
With routine cleanings in addition to your regular brushing and flossing, your teeth will remain beautiful. Additionally, your dentist will be able to catch any other problems such as TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) or periodontal (gum) disease.