Preventive Dental Care for Patients by Our Gaithersburg Family Dentist
You brush twice daily. You floss at least once a day. You may even use an antiseptic mouthwash. So why do you need to visit our Gaithersburg family dentist every six months?
The American Dental Association recommends a dental visit at least every six months. The mouth is an important part of the whole body, and good oral health helps to maintain good overall health. You may not realize the connection, but it’s related to things we do on a daily basis – eat, drink, oral habits, and more are all connected to your dental health. That’s why New Look Dental Care is proud to provide patients of all ages the dental care they deserve!
A professional dental cleaning can go where you just can’t, including beneath the gum line and every nook and cranny. If certain areas are not cleaned thoroughly with regular home care, this can cause gum disease. There may be signs of inflammation, bleeding, and tenderness. We have the equipment and training to remove tartar, plaque, and stains in those hard-to-reach areas. The final steps are to polish and floss between the teeth to enhance your beautiful smile.
Furthermore, your biannual cleaning gives Dr. Yoon the opportunity to examine your mouth, teeth, and gums thoroughly. He will check for everything from cavities to signs of oral cancer. By avoiding these appointments, you’re putting your smile in further damage and at a higher risk for dental issues down the road. This proactive examination can catch problems like periodontal disease and tooth extractions before they become major issues that negatively impact your oral health – and your budget.