If you ignore the importance of regular check-ups, you will end up paying for it in more ways than one. The majority of dental problems that arise are minor and can be corrected if caught early. When patients get in the habit of skipping regular check-ups, these minor problems can become major in even a short amount of time. Also, in addition to the diagnostic aspects of regular appointments, your professional cleanings help to reach bacteria and plaque that is not always possible with home care techniques. Make sure you visit us every six months – you could be saving years of costly dental restoration treatment in the future.
Flossing is just as important as brushing, although this technique seems to get less attention. Even good brushing can only reach the outer surfaces of teeth – flossing targets the bacteria that hides between teeth and often causes the most damage. Make sure you floss every time you brush to ensure healthy teeth and gums. Dr. Gilmor or Dr. Phillips will provide you with dental care products for you to use at home.
Remember the importance of regular dental maintenance. For more information on prevention, or to schedule your semi-annual appointment with Dr. Gilmor or Dr. Phillips, call or email Glenview Cosmetic Dentistry today.