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The Importance of Regular Dental Checkups

Just about every dentist you can find in Surrey will recommend that you get a routine checkup and cleaning every six months, even if you haven’t noticed anything obviously wrong with your oral health. But why do they recommend doing this? Here are a few things to know about your oral health:

How clean can you be?

Having clean teeth can be more complicated than it seems at first. Brushing and flossing go a long way to making sure your teeth are clean but they don’t always get everything. Over a period of time, debris from your meals can build up and form plaque, a sticky film on your teeth that’s hard to get off and can contain bacteria that, when combined with sugar or food, release acids that contribute to the decay of enamel. If left even longer, plaque can harden and turn into tartar, which is even tougher to remove. When you go to your dentist for your biannual checkup, he or she can help you deal with any plaque or tartar that has accumulated.

Stopping problems before they start
The other big reason we recommend regular checkups is that it’s always better to prevent a problem than fix it after it’s happened. Your teeth and mouth may not bother you, but they’re constantly changing even if you don’t notice it. Part of your dentist’s job is to make sure these changes don’t become problems and, if they might, to recommend action to you. Your dentist in Surrey can identify oral cancer, assess shifting teeth, or simply recommend cosmetic changes. Teeth and their needs change as you age, and your dentists can keep you informed about what is best for you and why.

Spend a little to save a lot
Both cleanings and preventative checkups can help you save money in the long run. Although accidents do sometimes happen that require immediate care, a lot of the problems that occur in the mouth develop slowly with your daily routines. Emergency dental care, however, can cost a lot. Investing a little time into your oral care regularly will help you save a lot of money in the long run.

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Clayton Market Dental is committed to being a quality family dentist and serving the Surrey community. In addition to our general and family dentistry services, we also offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry, including Invisalign, Botox, and teeth whitening. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you with your oral health.

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