The mere fact that your teeth are looking good and you aren’t feeling any pain doesn’t mean that you can skip your next dental appointment.  Prevention is key in a program for good oral health and regular dental checkups are an important part of the plan.

As with any health issue early detection of gum disease allows better odds for successful treatment.  Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease and can be contained with a thorough professional cleaning and a regimen of good home care.  Brushing and flossing every day is the only way to prevent the buildup of harmful plaque.  If the plaque is not removed it will eventually turn to tartar which will have to be scraped away by a dental hygienist.

The odds of plaque turning to tartar are greatly diminished with regular 6 month cleanings, but there are other advantages to having your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis.  Some of the products that you eat and drink are known to stain your teeth but it’s hard to give them up.  Having your teeth cleaned can prevent deep staining and keep your mouth feeling fresh and polished at the same time.

Think of taking care of your oral health as a way to save money.  If regular checkups and professional care can avoid your having to undergo a more expensive procedure at a future time it will be well worth it in more ways than one.

Call the offices of the Harman Family Dental Center @ 720-809-7789 in Parker, CO to schedule an exam.