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Why do I need to visit the dentist every 6 months?

Why do I need to visit the dentist every 6 months?


This is one of the most frequently asked questions in dentistry, “Why do I need to come twice a year?”

Even if you meticulously care for your teeth with regular brushing and flossing, visiting your dentist twice a year is still necessary to professionally remove plaque and tartar that can’t be removed with your at home brushing and flossing.

Early detection is key in dentistry as it prevents the need for more extensive and expensive treatment. A professional cleaning twice a year can remove the build up and prevent greater problems such as gingivitis and periodontitis (gum disease).

However, regular trips to the dentist can help more than just your teeth and gums! The health of your mouth is linked to several different aspects of your overall well-being.

Here are just a few examples of physical conditions your dentist can detect:

· Diabetes

· Oral Cancer

· Heart Disease

· Kidney Disease

Having good dental hygiene and oral health is a great way to invest and contribute to your overall health today, but also for many years to come.

At My Plantation dentist, we are here to help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile your family deserves! 🙂

Call Dr. Finkelstein today at 954.584.1030 to schedule your next dental check-up. We look forward to seeing you!