Regular 6 month Dental checkup Tenafly, NJ
People are always encouraged to get a dental cleaning & check up every six months. Tobacco, alcohol consumption, diabetes, pregnancy, periodontal and gum disease, poor oral hygiene and certain medical conditions are some of the factors in which we take into consideration when deciding how often you need your dental cleaning & checkup. A cleaning will usefully consist of the following:
- Scaling, often done by hand to or remove plaque and tartar from all tooth surfaces.
- Root planning, or clean perio (early signs of gum disease) pockets to stop further gum problems.
- Polish, (used to remove heavy stains if any) or the finishing touch of rubbing on the surface of the teeth.
Going to your regular checkups will help to keep your gums and teeth healthy as well as detect any early problems such as gum disease, oral cancer and cavities. The best way to maintain good oral health is to visit your dentist on a regular basis.