Most people know from an early age how important it is to see their dentist regularly. At least every six months. For some, with severe dental issues, it could be more often. The dental check-ups are worth the effort because your dentist can find out a lot of issues going on in the rest of your body besides what is wrong with your teeth.
Your dentist is going to make sure you are keeping your gums and teeth in the best shape possible so beside flossing and brushing that twice a year check-up is something that you should do for yourself. Taking care of your mouth is taking care of your entire body.
Your usual checkup will involve the dentist looking inside your mouth for plaque buildup, tartar, and cavities and inspect your oral cavity for broken teeth, a decaying tooth, a damaged tooth filling, possibly a broken tooth or a cracked tooth, oral cancer, or some gum disease.
Your dentist will more than likely want some x-rays of your mouth to check for problems under the surface of your teeth. He might even examine your neck, head, your mouth bite and how your jaw moves.
After he has completed your dental check-up, he will make sure that your teeth will be cleaned, flossed and polished, leaving you with a gleaming and fresh feeling mouth of teeth.
There are other benefits of taking good care of your teeth and seeing your dentist twice a year for examination and teeth cleaning. It serves as a good reminder for you to keep your bad habits in check so that you will take better care of your teeth. If you have bacteria from gum disease and it is untreated, that infection can spread out to other areas of your body. Women who are pregnant and at higher risk. It may be necessary for your dentist to have you come back to his office more often to have gum disease treatment.