The Importance of Scheduling Routine Dental Visits

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We all know them, those folks who wait until the very last minute to do something. Some people call them procrastinators, but there can be some serious consequences when you put certain things off, like dental check ups. Even if nothing is hurting, there’s much importance of routine dental visits. So let’s educate those people about the importance of scheduling routine dental visits.

Woman sitting in a dental chair while dentist looks at her teeth

Current Recommendations

Most dental professionals recommend seeing your dentist twice a year. This is an all purpose check up for any new issues, to get a thorough cleaning, check your gums for periodontal disease, check your bite, and look for any signs of cancer inside your mouth or your tongue.

Most of these are preventative measures to catch problems before they become larger issues.

Removing Plaque

Plaque is fairly easy to remove if you brush and floss twice a day. The problem is, it’s hard to reach every single place in your mouth, and plaque turns into tartar if it’s not removed in a timely fashion.

The good news here is that having the tartar removed by your dental hygienist every 6 months means there will be less scraping and picking with each appointment.

Catching Gum Disease Early

Sometimes we can tell our gums don’t look or feel right. Seeing Dr. Robinette more frequently can catch these early symptoms of gum disease. They know what to look for and how to prevent it from becoming serious periodontal disease, which can affect your ability to maintain your teeth.

The good news is you will not only keep your teeth, but will also save money not having all the extra treatments.

Feeling Confident

When you have sparkling clean white teeth, you know you look good. This is especially true if you don’t have the worry of bad breath. Keeping your dental appointments and having regular professional cleanings will keep your mouth and your breath healthy.

Cavities Are Fixed Early

Catching a small cavity and treating it early on is much better than waiting until it becomes a bigger problem, and you need a root canal. Ouch!

Your Mouth Reveals A Lot

Dr. Robinette can actually find cancer and make a diabetes diagnosis before other doctors. They know what early signs to look for in diagnosing HIV/AIDS and osteoporosis. This alone is a good reason to see your dentist regularly.

Don’t Skip Visits If You’re Pregnant

See your dentist even during pregnancy. It is important to have healthy gums as periodontitis can cause low birth weight and premature birth.

Be A Role Model

If you have children, be their role model and show them the importance of scheduling routine dental visits.

Contact Dr. Robinette at 828-267-0651 to schedule your next dental visit at our office in Hickory, NC.