Few general dental services are as beneficial as regular checkups and cleanings. When combined with excellent oral care at home, your professional cleanings and checkups can reduce the chance of serious dental issues and minimize the costs for your dental care. At Rolling Hills Dentistry, we strongly recommend our patients come in at least once a year for checkups and twice a year for cleanings.
While home brushing and flossing can minimize the amount of plaque and tartar on your teeth, it is unlikely you can remove all the plaque, which can harden into tartar. Professional cleanings can remove the accumulated tartar to prevent gum infection that can lead to periodontal disease. Regular professional cleanings are the best way to prevent gum disease which is the main cause of tooth loss and a risk factor in many serious health problems. Most adults should have cleanings twice a year, with more frequent cleanings needed for those at higher risks for gum disease.
Dental exams are another important aspect of preventive dental care. Catching a small spot of decay can be easily remedied, saving the healthy tooth material and preventing infection. Dental exams can also identify tooth damage that can allow bacteria and decay to enter the tooth, putting it at risk for infection and loss. Annual exams and cleanings are generally covered under most insurance plans, often at 100% as they are preventive care. Utilizing these benefits is the best way to care for your oral health and prevent larger dental issues.
Rolling Hills Dentistry is happy to welcome new patients to our office in Danbury. If it is time for your next checkup or cleaning, contact our team to schedule an appointment. We accept most insurance plans and have extended hours for scheduling convenience. We look forward to helping you maintain your beautiful smile with regular checkups and cleanings at our comfortable, relaxing office.