Importance of regular dental check-ups

Regular visits to the dentist are very important to keep teeth and gums healthy. We recommend scheduling check-ups every six months.

Your dentist will first check for cavities, plaque or tartar. Plaque is a deposit that sticks to the surface of the tooth. It mainly consists of bacteria and, if not removed in time, it can harden and turn into tartar. Once it becomes tartar, it can only be removed by a dental professional. Allowing tartar to build up on your teeth will almost certainly lead to problems over the short, medium or long term.

The second portion of the appointment is to examine the gums with a special instrument used to measure the space between your teeth and gums. A small space means healthy gums. More pronounced space means there is inflammation. Of course, this review will take into consideration the patient’s health and lifestyle (dietary habits, smoking, salivary characteristics, diabetes, etc.). In addition, tests to detect mouth cancer are also available.