When a patient comes in for a cleaning and check-up at 6-month intervals, they’re doing a lot for their smile. Oral health issues don’t always cause symptoms, which is why regular check-ups are necessary in order to catch any problems early that you may not be aware of. A patient could have very early decay that still has a chance to reverse or remineralize, or could have a small cavity that needs to be filled before more extensive treatment (such as a root canal) is required. There are also a number of other oral health issues our dentist checks for… such as any other issues with the teeth, gums or overall bite.
Regular cleanings with a professional are also necessary, because the hygienist uses a special tool to remove plaque and tartar build-up that can’t be removed at home. When these stubborn deposits of bacteria are not regularly removed from the teeth and gums, a person’s oral health can suffer tremendously.
Has it been over 6 months since you last had your routine dental visit? Book an appointment at our Downtown Barrie dental clinic today!