The Importance of Regular Teeth Cleanings

Visiting your family dentist twice a year can help you maintain that healthy smile. 

Do you know how often you should be visiting your dentist for routine checkups? When was the last time you saw your dentist for a cleaning? If it’s been more than six months then it’s time to schedule your next cleaning with our Carmel, IN, family dentistry team. Maintaining these regular dental cleanings is critical for you and your family’s health. Before you think about skipping out on your next appointment, here are some reasons you might want to think twice about that!

It Prevents Dental Problems

While personal care is vitally important to a healthy smile, so too are six-month checkups. During these visits, our dental team can give your smile a professional and thorough cleaning that your toothbrush at home just can’t give you. Also, tartar buildup can eventually lead to gum disease, and the only way to properly remove tartar is with the proper dental instruments. Your regular at-home toothbrush can remove plaque but won’t be able to remove tartar.  This is why these routine cleanings are essential, even for the most careful and thoughtful brushers. 

It Will Save You Money (and Time)

It might seem hard to believe that you’d somehow save money by seeing your dentist twice a year; however, skipping dental visits could cost. Preventive care is significantly cheaper than the dental treatments you may need if you don’t see our Carmel, IN, family dentists for routine dentistry. Not to mention the fact that no one really wants to deal with invasive treatments to fix a problem that could have been prevented altogether with routine exams. Plus, dental insurance often fully covers preventive checkups, so you don’t have to worry about the added expense.

Carmel Dental Group provides expert and gentle family dentistry to the Carmel, Zionsville, Fishers and Westfield, IN, areas. If you are looking for a friendly team of dentists to provide your family with customized routine dental care, then call us at (317) 844-0022 to schedule your next cleaning.

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