Most Canadians consider themselves to have excellent oral health. With this in mind, it can seem excessive that dental visits are recommended every six months. Of course, the reason for such good oral health is the ready accessibility of preventative dental care.
Canada has some of the shortest wait times for dentists in the world. As a result, preventative dental care visits for teeth cleaning and dental exams are regularly attended. As is true throughout the medical world, prevention is the most effective treatment.
Teeth cleaning sounds like a purely cosmetic dental treatment. But it’s actually a crucial factor in maintaining your oral and general health. Cardiovascular disease, strokes, cancer, and bone loss have all been linked to poor oral health. Teeth cleaning prevents and helps to screen for potential problems.
Brushing and flossing are excellent for day-to-day care and ongoing maintenance of your teeth. But they aren’t enough to put aside the need for dental cleanings. For properly clean and healthy teeth, professional cleaning is necessary. Here are a few benefits of dental cleanings:
Regular dental exams are crucial for early detection of budding oral health problems. It reduces the severity of the required dental work, and can even prevent need for expensive procedures altogether. The greater your risk factors, the more often you should get a dental exam.
Most of us are only aware of dental problems when experiencing oral pain. However, there are many more signs that your dentist is able uncover early. Perhaps before it can even turn into a painful problem.
How often you need to visit the dentist depends on your age and the condition of your oral health. The usual recommendation is one visit every six months. For adults, depending on their oral health, 3-4 times a year may be most appropriate.
If you have an elevated risk of periodontal disease, dental visits should be more frequent. Previous periodontal disease are one of these key risk factors. As well, smokers have a greater risk of oral disease or infection. If you may have a high risk level, consult your dentist to determine how often you should visit the dentist. It is important to detect any symptoms as early as possible.
Children require more frequent dental visits. They should visit the dentist twice a year to prevent cavities and maintain oral health. You should schedule their first dental visit by their first birthday.
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