There is no excuse for not going to the dentist every six months! Many patients do not look at biannual dental cleanings as seriously as they should. You should think of it as a necessary element to your cleanliness and health, rather than an optional appointment. The recare system is not just a cleaning–it’s a critical feature of your oral health and wellbeing.There are two parts to a regular dental visit with Dr. Wallet–the check-up and the cleaning. Dr. Wallet will thoroughly examine your teeth for cavities and for build up of plaque and tartar. Plaque is a clear, sticky layer of bacteria on your teeth. If it is not cared for and removed it will harden and become tartar which can lead to oral diseases. Tartar cannot be removed by regular brushing and flossing which is why it’s so important to stay on top of your dental visits! The next step at a dental appointment is to check the amount of space between your teeth and gums. The spaces should be shallow, as large spaces between the teeth and gums can lead to gum disease.
The cleaning portion of your appointment can remove tartar with a process called scaling. Next, the dental hygienist will polish your teeth and then floss them for you leaving them at their maximum shine. The main goal of a cleaning every six months is so Dr. Wallet can assess your oral health and identify any problem areas before they become major. Dr. Wallet always has your overall oral health in mind as he is inspecting your teeth. It’s essential that you value and recognize the importance of your dental cleanings. Gone are the days of only seeing the dentist for a tooth ache–a cleaning is just as important!