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When many people think of oral hygiene, they think of brushing, flossing, and rinsing, but they usually don’t think about their six month dental checkup. This is a bad habit because the six month checkup is extremely vital for your oral health. Without it, your smile could be in grave danger.

Your routine dental cleaning and exam is very important for many reasons, and three of those reasons include:

Reason No. 1: Your dental checkup includes a deep cleaning treatment that removes the plaque and tartar from your smile. This is very important because plaque and tartar are extremely harmful particles that can attack your teeth and gums, creating tooth decay and gum disease. These two dental issues are dangerous, painful, and inconvenient.

Reason No. 2: The examination section of the appointment is very beneficial because it helps you know the health and condition of your teeth, gums, and underlying bone. It will involve taking a few X-rays and it will also involve your dentist visually examining your entire oral cavity. If you have dental issues, your dentist will find them and will begin treatment right away.

Reason No. 3: A fluoride treatment is also provided during this appointment. This treatment is very helpful because it strengthens and nourishes your teeth, giving them the ability to fight many dental issues, like tooth decay and tooth sensitivity.

As you can see, your six month checkups help you more than you know. So, if you’re one of those people who forget about their dental cleanings and exams, please quit that habit. In fact, feel free to call our office today at (972) 317.1406 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Nicole Richardson at your earliest convenience. Our Highland Village Smile Studio team is more than happy to help you!