Have you ever wondered why every dentist recommends you go back to see them every six months? Is their way of cleaning your teeth really that good that you need to see them twice a year?
A lot of people don’t understand the need for regular checkups. Today, we’re going to help explain that need to you.
Help prevent oral cancer
One of the biggest benefits of seeing Drs. Higham and Sauchelli on a regular basis is that you’re going to get screened for oral cancer at least twice a year. Now, while oral cancer is rare in those who don’t use known carcinogens – like tobacco – it’s still worth it to come in and see us just for that.
Stops gum disease
When members of our team here in Jupiter, Florida, are cleaning your teeth, they’re not just making sure to clean every inch of tooth available. They’re also looking for signs of any issues with your oral health, which can include gum disease. This can range from mild gingivitis to severe tooth decay, and either is cause for concern. The chances of developing full-blown gum disease are small, though, if you see a dentist regularly.
We know it may not always be convenient or enjoyable to see the dentist every six months, but your oral health can’t afford for you to not have that happen. If you’d like to learn more or make an appointment, call us today at 561-746-8095. We’ll be happy to help you with your dental needs today, and help you get your best smile!