You brush and floss daily. You have a clean, healthy mouth. A bright, white smile. Do you really need to go to the dentist, especially if nothing is wrong? Yes. The common recommendation is to visit the dentist every six months.
Routine dental visits are necessary. Having a dentist that you trust and look forward to seeing can be helpful in keeping up consistent visits. Studies have shown that those who routinely go to the dentist have fewer cavities and a higher degree of proper oral health.
Your Dentist Can Help Prevent Oral Health Issues
At the dentist’s, a typical routine examination will involve your dentist learning about the health of your mouth.
By asking questions around oral hygiene, such as how often you brush and whether or not you floss, your dentist can help develop a custom treatment plan to support your oral health.
Preventative dental care is another important part of routine check-ups. Your dentist can catch signs of oral health problems before they lead to complications. By identifying deficiencies in your oral care routine or by recognizing the early stages of oral diseases, your dentist can help prevent long-term harm through personalized corrective treatments. This may include a special fluoride mouthwash, enamel-strengthening toothpaste, or a flossing regime to help remove bacteria and prevent plaque build-up.
The dentist also conducts thorough cleanings during routine dental visits. These cleanings are more in-depth than what you typically experience as part of your daily dental care routine. Involving abrasive brushing, professional flossing, and fluoride mouthwash, these cleanings are perfect at removing plaque and tartar, ensuring long-term oral health.
Routine Checkups Can Also Include Treatment
If you’re someone who only goes to the dentist when something hurts or you recognize something is wrong, you may be suffering with an oral illness without even knowing about it.
Sometimes, tooth decay causes no pain until the enamel is too worn away. Your dentist can identify other oral issues that require treatment, such as early-stage cavities, and develop a treatment plan to protect your oral health.
Schedule an Appointment With The Dentists of Omaha
The Dentists of Omaha proudly serve the cities of Hillsborough, Village Pointe, Ralston Square, and Dundee. At any one of our offices, you can expect premium care with general dentistry. Our team has had Best Of Omaha winners and we strive to give you a winning experience. If you’d like to schedule a routine dental exam, give one of our four convenient locations in Nebraska a call to schedule an appointment.