Visiting your dentist regularly for routine dental care is essential for maintaining good oral health. Even if you don't have any oral problems, it's important to visit your dentist for cleanings and checkups. This is because many oral issues can be prevented by seeing the dentist regularly. When a dental patient intends to visit their dentist on a routine basis, they are much less likely to experience oral problems.
At Absolute Dental, our dental offices in Reno and Las Vegas, NV, can help ensure your oral health is on track with regular check-ups. During the exam, the dentist will remove any tartar and then assess the risks of future dental abnormalities with visual and X-ray results. After that, they will recommend a treatment plan that first addresses the most needed care. X-ray machines are essential and are commonly used to detect dental abnormalities that are not visible to the naked eye.
Teeth cleaning is one of the best ways for dental patients to avoid being diagnosed with oral problems. Following a schedule of regular dental cleanings and exams will save you time, money and potential oral health problems in the future. It's important to note that while six months is a general guideline that most dental patients should follow, you may need to go to the dentist less or more frequently depending on the state of your oral health. Those who visit the dentist on a routine basis may only need to have their teeth cleaned once a year.
However, if you develop a cavity, the dentist is likely to suggest dental fillings to prevent infections and strengthen the tooth. In this case, you'll probably have to come back sooner than you would for another routine visit.