Even if you have a great at-home dental care routine, seeing a dentist like Dr. Alex Cox for regular appointments is important. But how often do you really need to see a dentist in Scarsdale, and what happens if you don’t get regular dental appointments?
The ADA and all other major dental associations recommend that patients see a dentist for a teeth cleaning and oral exam every six months, and this is also our recommendation at Scarsdale Smiles. There are a number of reasons why six-month appointments are the best option.
If you maintain a good at-home oral care routine, it’s unlikely that your teeth will start to decay or that you’ll immediately get gum disease if you don’t see the dentist consistently every six months.
However, your risk of both cavities and gum disease will be increased, and you may start to develop serious oral health problems without even realizing it.
These kinds of oral health issues are very gradual, and usually do not cause any pain or discomfort until they’ve caused serious damage to your gums or teeth. That’s why preventive care is the best way to avoid gum disease and cavities.
In addition, your teeth may start to look more yellow and stained. Frequent visits to the dentist for a teeth cleaning allows your dentist to scrape away plaque and tartar, which often pick up stains and discolor your smile. Regular visits help keep your smile bright and beautiful.
With consistent six-month appointments at Scarsdale Smiles, you can learn more about your oral health, take better care of your mouth, and avoid problems like cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer. So don’t wait. If you’re overdue for an appointment, contact us online or give us a call at (914) 723-1186 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alex Cox right away.