Hardly a day goes by when you are not reminded to visit your dentist on a regular basis, TV commercials and magazines place heavy emphasis on this. The ADA, American Dental Association recommends that people visit their dentist Chicago Illinois every six months for a thorough cleaning and examination.
Why are regular dental examinations important?
Teeth, even those that are kept in good shape with regular brushing and flossing can still get a cavity. Regardless of how well you brush and floss, you will never get your teeth as clean as the dentist can. Plaque, the leading cause of dental decay gets on all surfaces of teeth, brushing will certainly remove a good part of it but not all. Plaque that is between your teeth and on the backside of your teeth is extremely difficult to remove. A dental hygienist has the correct tools to remove difficult to reach plaque and tartar. As the hygienist is cleaning your teeth, he or she will be paying particular attention to any areas that the dentist should pay particular attention to during the examination that follows.
Small problems don’t stay small for long:
Tooth decay starts out very small, so much so that the problem is not even noticed until it becomes exacerbated. By the time it is noticed, it may be too late to save it and even if it can be saved, the treatment will be more costly. The great thing about regular visits to your dentist Chicago Illinois is that problems are caught early; they are never allowed to get out of hand.
Not only does the dentist carefully check your teeth, he or she also pays attention to the condition of your gums. Gum disease such as gingivitis can be just as serious as problems with your teeth.
It is important that you visit your dentist Chicago Illinois on a regular basis. If you do have a problem with your teeth or gums, early intervention is the solution. You are invited to make an early appointment with Chicago Smile Design.