Making sure that your teeth and gums are clean is something that you should do every day. It is generally wise to brush your teeth between meals, to floss daily, and to rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash in addition to maintaining a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water, and avoiding bad habits that can put you at greater risk for developing tooth decay or gum disease. But in addition to these daily routines, it is important that you schedule routine dental exams and dental cleanings, too. Here at Amesbury Family Dental, our dentist can help you and your family maintain clean and healthy smiles with biannual Merrimac dental cleanings.
In general, people should see their dentist about two times per year, or roughly once every six months or so. During these routine visits, your dentist can provide you with a comprehensive checkup as well as a full dental cleaning. Some people believe that dental visits are not all that necessary unless there is an emergency. While you should absolutely see your dentist in the event of an emergency, it is just as important that you see them for cleanings and checkups, too. In fact, keeping up with such visits can help prevent the likelihood of decay and disease in the future as well. With routine visits, our dentist here at Amesbury Family Dental can look out for any preliminary signs of tooth decay or gum disease. Additionally, our dentist can determine whether you can improve in your own daily oral hygiene routine in order to prevent future issues, too. With Merrimac dental cleanings, our dentist Dr. Greenberg can successfully get rid of significant plaque and bacteria buildup that is particularly hard to reach. If it turns out that you need dental work, even for a mild condition, the sooner you get the treatment you need the better chances you will have of preserving your teeth and your dental health.
If you are overdue for a dental exam and a dental cleaning, all you have to do is visit us here at Amesbury Family Dental. Call us today to learn more about the benefits of oral hygiene and routine dental exams as well as to help you set up your next appointment.