Dont forget about your appointment

Regular visits to the dental office are essential to properly maintain healthy teeth and gums. Your dentist will check for any tooth decay and see if there is any plaque or tartar build up on your teeth. By the way, tartar cannot be removed by simply brushing!  Plaque and tartar can lead to gum disease, so it is crucial that, if present, it is removed. In addition to looking at your teeth, your gums will be checked. A periodontal probe is used to measure and record the space in between your teeth and gums. This space tends to become deeper when people have gum disease.

Your dental professional will also examine your mouth for any indications of oral cancer, diabetes, or vitamin deficiencies. Commonly overlooked, your bite will be checked. Having an irregular bite can cause temporomandibular joint disorders, commonly known as TMJ. Previous restorative work is examined to ensure their condition. Teeth are more easily prone to decay if there any damaged restorations.

In between your visits it is important you brush your teeth on a daily basis! Regular visits and proper brushing (twice a day) is the best way to maintain good oral health.