You’ve probably heard that you should go to the dentist every six months to keep up on oral hygiene, but why is that necessary? It can seem expensive to visit the dentist twice a year, and if you keep up on brushing and flossing daily at home, you may not see the point. However, what you do at home doesn’t always keep your teeth and gums clean, and a dentist can spot issues before they turn into complications.
Cavities are an advanced form of tooth decay. They occur when the enamel of a tooth gets worn through, and the decay can spread to more sensitive deeper layers beneath. A dentist looks for decay at each regular checkup. If any is noted, another appointment can be made to fill in the cavity and use techniques out of the Journal of Clinical Dentistry.
Gum disease can lead to …