Have you been falling behind on your regular dental care? It’s not too late to recommit to your smile — and there are plenty of reasons to schedule a hygiene appointment with the dentist in Burlington before the holiday season. Our office is a whole lot busier in November and December, for one. Make sure your teeth are sparkling clean for every holiday photo by scheduling an appointment today!
Six Month Hygiene Visits Key to Oral Health
Scheduling a dental checkup and cleaning every six months is an excellent way to guard your smile against tooth decay, gum disease, and other issues. Have you had two visits to Complete Dental Care in 2016? If not, you’re missing out on important preventive care — but it’s never too late to schedule an appointment to get back on track.
During your regular cleaning, your dental hygienist will use special tools to scrub away plaque and tartar. Plaque is the sticky substance that’s constantly forming on your teeth throughout the day. You can scratch it off with your fingernail, and it’s easily scrubbed away with your toothbrush. But when you don’t clean your teeth thoroughly every day, plaque quickly turns into tartar, or calculus. That’s the hard, yellow substance that can only be removed by your dental hygienist.Plaque and tartar take away from the appearance of your smile, and when they’re left on the teeth, they also promote cavities and gum disease.
The majority of American adults over 35 exhibit the symptoms of gum disease, including bad breath and puffy, red, tender, or bleeding gums. Unfortunately, gum disease has been linked to a number of serious health conditions — like heart disease, respiratory issues, and birth complications.
When you stay on top of your checkups and cleanings, we are able to notice small changes in your oral health that could signify much larger issues. Catching things like tooth decay, gum disease, worn dental work, and tooth crowding early helps us perform the most conservative treatment possible.
Use Your 2016 Insurance Benefits Before They Expire
If you have dental insurance but have yet to undergo two checkups and cleanings in 2016, it’s time to take advantage of your benefits before they expire on January 1. Preventive dental care promotes oral health, which is closely linked to improved wellbeing overall. Your dental insurance plan should cover two checkups and cleanings every year. Make the most out of your investment in insurance by scheduling an appointment before your benefits start over with the start of the new year.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Want to smile your brightest this holiday season? Don’t wait another day to schedule a hygiene appointment at Complete Dental Care. Dental offices get busy around the holidays, so make sure you get your needs taken care of before the November and December rush. Contact us to book your visit today!