Why are dental cleanings and evaluations important?

Keeping the smile healthy is vital to reducing the risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay. While brushing and flossing each day is critical, so are regular visits to the dentist. Your team at  Kennebec Dental Excellence in Winslow and Waterville, Maine, educates patients on why it is recommended to visit the dentist every six months.

Why the ADA recommends deep cleanings and evaluations every six months

Many patients interested in achieving and maintaining their oral health often have questions about the importance of preventative care. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that all patients receive a regular dental check-up and cleaning at least twice a year, or every six months, to help prevent gum disease and cavities.

This is because of the importance of preventive care in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. At each visit, our knowledgeable staff will assess the overall health of your mouth, including checking for any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other issues that may be present in the mouth. Your dental hygienist will also provide thorough cleaning to remove plaque build-up and residual food debris from hard-to-reach places.

The ADA also advises scheduling oral hygiene cleanings and evaluations every six months as it allows dentists to detect potential problems early on when they are easily treatable, saving patients time and money in the long run. These regular check-ups are also important for identifying any changes that may have occurred since your last visit, such as the development of cavities or gum disease. This allows Dr. Bue and Dr. Kim to tailor treatment plans specific to your needs based on your most current oral health assessment.

Request time to learn more about the importance of routine appointments for your oral hygiene!

By following our recommendations of cleanings and evaluations, you can help ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy for years to come! At Kennebec Dental Excellence, we encourage you to be vigilant in maintaining these regular visits. Call (207) 810-5088 to request a visit to our facility at 464 Benton Avenue in Winslow and Waterville, ME. We are open to new and returning patients and families interested in quality dental care, including preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry.