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Top 3 Reasons See Your Dentist Regularly

April 26, 2024
Top 3 Reasons See Your Dentist Regularly

There is a good chance that your dentist has recommended you come for a visit every 6 months for a professional cleaning and a comprehensive dental exam. This is a major part of a healthy oral hygiene routine.


If you have been struggling to keep your dental appointments, here are the top three reasons you need to make them a priority.

1. Address Oral Health Issues Before They Get Worse

Aside from cleaning and removing buildup that has been left behind from your everyday brushing and flossing, your dentist will be able to examine your teeth and gums, uncovering any areas of concern.


Regardless of how well you brush your teeth, you can still end up facing unwanted dental issues, such as tooth decay and gum disease. And, unfortunately, you may not even realize there is a problem until it has evolved into something bigger and more complex.


With regular visits to your dentist, any issues can be addressed before they get worse. For instance, catching decay early before it spreads to the inner layer of the tooth may only require a small filling rather than a root canal.

2. Save Yourself Time and Money

There is no denying that some dental treatments can come with a hefty price — even with insurance. However, preventative care is very affordable. Most dental insurance carriers even cover much, if not all, of the cost.


What’s more, because you don’t require invasive treatments, you can expect your visits to be quick and easy. This is just one of the many perks of having good oral health.

3. There is a Connection Between Oral Health and Overall Health

It is important to know that there is a connection between your oral health and your overall health.


Research has confirmed that certain medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, dementia, cancer, and more have been linked with poor oral health. Tooth infections left untreated can also lead to a life-threatening situation.


With regular visits to the dentist, you can make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy and thriving. Routine screenings for oral cancer can boost your chance of early detection.


Who knew that two short visits to the dentist every year could prove to be such a powerful player in your overall well-being?

Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Cleanings

How long does a routine cleaning last?

On average, a routine cleaning lasts about 45 minutes to an hour, give or take a few minutes. You will meet with the dental hygienist who will professionally clean your teeth before having an exam with the dentist. Occasionally these visits will include X-rays, too.

What is the difference between a routine cleaning and a deep cleaning?

Routine dental cleanings are the preventative cleanings you have twice a year to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Deep cleaning is used to remove bacteria and tartar from deep within the gums. The latter is usually the first step in battling gum disease.


Schedule Your Appointment with Schaus Dental Studio

When was the last time you had a professional cleaning and dental exam? It is never too late to start making regular visits to your dentist. And when you are ready, so is the dental team at Schaus Dental Studio.

Contact us today at 763-525-0306. Or, request an appointment online.

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