Discover the real reasons why you should see your dentist regularly.
Be honest with yourself: how often do you see your Wheaton dentist? Do you go every six months for your cleaning or has it been years since you’ve stepped foot in our office? If it’s been a while don’t feel embarrassed. No matter how much time has passed, it’s never too late to start maintaining better dental health. Find out why these bi-annual teeth cleanings are so important for your smile.
Remove plaque and tartar
You should brush your teeth twice a day to keep your smile healthy, but even if you believe yourself to be the best brusher around, chances are still pretty good that you will miss a spot where plaque is lingering. Unfortunately, plaque can very quickly turn to tartar, which your toothbrush can’t remove. In fact, the only way to successfully remove tartar altogether is to see your Wheaton, IL dentist for a cleaning.
If you are suffering from decay, an infection or gum disease you’ll know it, right? Well, not necessarily. Sure many people experience some pain, swelling, or discomfort, but you might be surprised to know that not everyone displays symptoms. You might not even know that you are suffering from an infection or gum disease until it’s too late. The best way to ensure that you protect your teeth and gums is, again, to see your dentist for six-month cleanings!
Check your smile’s development
This is particularly important for children and teenagers who are still growing. Since we perform X-rays each year during your dental visit, not only are we able to detect bone, gum or tooth problems, but also figure out if your wisdom teeth are coming in properly or if there are potential problems with how your smile is developing. Without these annual X-rays, you'll be in the dark about how healthy your smile truly is.
Getting teeth cleanings twice a year from your Wheaton, IL dentist is imperative if you want to maintain a healthy smile. If you want to hang on to your smile for the rest of your life then keep up with your dental cleanings. If it’s time for your six-month appointment, call Dr. David Carlson today!