It may feel frustrating when your six-month cleaning and checkup rolls around. It feels like you just went to this appointment. How often should you get teeth cleaning in Orlando? Do you really need to go twice per year? Wouldn’t one visit per year be sufficient? Well, the answers are yes, you need to go every six months, and no, one visit per year is not sufficient. Your trusted team at Sand Lake Family Dental tells you why.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING MY ROUTINE APPOINTMENT?
There are a few important things that happen during your cleaning and checkup appointment. First, our hygienist will remove the excess plaque buildup that causes periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay from your teeth. We know that optimum oral health begins at home, so we’ll also spend time educating you about your oral health and the proper techniques for brushing and flossing. We want you to make the most of your home care routine.
Next, we’ll screen you for dental issues such as oral cancer, periodontal disease, and tooth decay. These issues are most effectively treated with the least invasive treatment procedures when they’re detected early on.
WHAT IS PERIODONTAL DISEASE?
When excessive plaque and tartar buildup descends below the gum line it causes an infection of the soft tissues and bone that support your teeth. This is known as gum disease, and if it’s left untreated it will destroy the support system for your teeth and lead to tooth loss. Did you know that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in American adults, as more than half suffer from it?
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Being proactive about your oral health also means taking care of your overall health and well-being, as studies have shown the connection between periodontal health and other serious health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Dr. Ziyad Maali and his team are here to be your partners in helping you achieve and maintain optimum oral health for a lifetime.
Dr. Maali, your dentist in Orlando, encourages patients to visit every six months so we can monitor their oral health and detect any issues early on. Unfortunately, there’s no cure for gum disease. We may encourage patients who struggle with it to come more often so we can help them combat their condition. Give Us A Call Today to schedule your next appointment.