Taking a trip to your dentist every six months is vital if you want to maintain optimal oral health. You should also practice good oral hygiene between visits to ensure healthy teeth and gums. Here’s a look at various procedures and checks that occur during visits, as well as why you should visit your dentist if you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Your dentist will usually perform two types of procedures during each visit. He or she will do a general check-up, as well as a cleaning and scaling. Check-ups consist of the following:
Your dentist may also include a check of your neck, throat, face and tongue for other diseases.
You cannot remove hardened plaque or tartar from your teeth with home-based oral hygiene such as brushing and flossing. It’s therefore important to opt for a cleaning with your dentist, as he or she uses special equipment for the removal of stubborn tartar. This removal is done during scaling.
Your dentist will polish your teeth with a substance resembling a paste after the scaling.
Next, your dentist makes use of a special floss to ensure that the spaces between your teeth are free from impurities and food particles.
It is not recommended to skip regular check-ups with your dentist just because you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. The orthodontist is performing an orthodontic treatment only, and is not responsible for the treatment of cavities, nor cleanings. Here’s a look at why you should continue with regular dental visits, even though you’re receiving treatment from an orthodontist:
At Gables Sedation Dentistry, we know you want your smile to always be at its best. Regular visits to our office will ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy and strong.