The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) reports that patients who have routine six-month dental cleanings and exams benefit from improved oral health. Not only do these visits help prevent gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath, but they can help lower the risk for certain diseases such as heart disease and stroke. Summer is the perfect time for a dental cleaning to boost your oral health and your smile confidence. At the family-friendly practice of Pamela Crumrine, DDS and our team in Beaver, Pennsylvania, we are excited to get your smile ready for summer!
Why is six months the recommended time period for dental checkups? Well, during a six-month period, tartar build up will require a professional dental cleaning to remove it. The six-month dental cleaning schedule was created for the “average” person in mind, which typically means:
— Those who are middle-aged
— Those who don’t eat a lot of sweets
— Those who brush their teeth at least twice each day
— Those who don’t smoke
Some people, however, may need to go more often. In fact, if you have any of the following, you may be more susceptible to damage from oral bacteria and should come in more often:
— Your diet is high in sugary foods and drinks
— You are older
— You have dry mouth
— You have periodontal disease
Dr. Pamela Crumrine finds that regular dental visits are the perfect complement to daily at-home oral care when it comes to maintaining a healthy smile. So if you are ready for your summer cleaning smile boost, please give us a call at 724-775-4860 today!