If you’re overdue for a six-month dental cleaning, you may be asking yourself if you really need to get your teeth cleaned at the dentist’s every six months. Why is it necessary to get twice-yearly cleanings, and what are the benefits of frequent dental visits? Find out in this blog from Nova Dental. We’ll discuss the benefits and importance of dental cleanings, and we’ll help you understand why you should be seeing Dr. Guldalian for a preventive dental appointment every six months.
The biggest reason to see the dentist for a cleaning every six months is simple. It helps you take better care of your mouth.
When you see Dr. Guldalian every six months, she’ll become more familiar with the unique challenges facing your oral health, and she can keep an eye out for signs of oral health problems like gum disease, cavities, and even oral cancer.
By catching these problems early, Dr. Guldalian can recommend preventive steps that will help you get the condition under control and prevent further complications. For example, if she notices a very minor cavity (soft spot) that may turn into a larger cavity, she may recommend fluoride treatments to strengthen your teeth.
Most dental insurance plans cover 100% of the cost of twice-yearly teeth cleanings as well as an annual set of dental x-rays. If you’re not seeing the dentist twice a year, you’re leaving benefits on the table!
Whether you have insurance or not, frequent checkups can help you save money. This is because routine teeth cleanings are much cheaper than treatments like deep cleanings for gum disease, or fillings and crowns for cavities.
By maintaining good at-home oral hygiene and seeing the dentist regularly, you can avoid these issues completely, which saves you a lot of time and money.
A healthy mouth can help you boost your immune system. That’s because oral infections like gum disease or infected teeth require your body to send a lot of immune cells to fight back against the infection. This means your immune system won’t be able to respond to other threats as easily.
In contrast, if your mouth is healthy, your immune system will be ready to attack the flu, the cold, or even viruses like COVID-19, which may help you avoid getting sick.
During your six-month visits to Nova Dental, your teeth will be cleaned by a professional dental hygienist to remove tartar, plaque, and bacteria that you simply can’t remove on your own.
This keeps your smile healthy by minimizing how much bacteria is present in your mouth. But it also helps your smile stay bright and beautiful! Plaque and tartar tend to contribute to a yellowed, stained smile, so removing them can improve the overall appearance of your teeth.
Whether you’re in Woburn, Winchester, Burlington, or any of the surrounding areas, Dr. Talar Guldalian is here to help you get the dental care you need to keep your mouth healthy and to keep your smile bright. We’re always accepting new patients, so contact us online or give us a call at (781) 369-5722 to schedule a consultation now.