3 Reasons NOT To Skip Your Biannual Dental Cleaning

3 Reasons NOT To Skip Your Biannual Dental CleaningAt Best Dental Spa, Dr. Dhara Patel and her team of dental professionals works hard to help patients achieve good dental health that will last them a lifetime. One of the best things you can do for the long-term wellbeing of your smile is to attend your biannual dental cleanings.

While it may be tempting to skip your upcoming dental appointment especially as the holidays approach, it’s important to consider the impact that this will have on your dental health. Here are three reasons why you should not miss your biannual dental cleanings:

Plaque & Tartar Buildup 

One of the main causes of common dental concerns like tooth decay and gum disease is plaque and tartar buildup. Plaque and tartar accumulate on your dental structures overtime. Even patients with the strictest at-home oral hygiene routines may still suffer from plaque and tartar buildup. This is because the buildup is caused by food residues left behind on your smile after each meal.

If the residue is not removed in a timely manner, it hardens to your teeth, developing into plaque and tartar. During your biannual dental cleanings, our skilled hygienists remove any plaque or tartar buildup that is threatening the health of your teeth and gums. This stops the progression of gum disease and tooth decay, allowing your smile to have a fresh start for the upcoming months.

Dental Concerns Worsen Over Time 

The important thing to know about dental concerns is that they usually will worsen the longer they are left untreated. Many dental concerns do not cause noticeable symptoms to the untrained eye and require a diagnosis from a dental professional. During your biannual dental cleaning, your appointment will also include one on one time with Dr. Dhara Patel, your experienced Hoffman Estates dentist.

She will evaluate your smile for any underlying symptoms of common dental concerns and offer a personalized treatment plan to address these concerns promptly. The earlier you seek treatment for your dental concerns, the more likely we will be able to provide you with more conservative, minimally invasive treatment options. However, if you skip out on your routine appointments, you are putting your smile at risk of suffering from the long-term effects of unchecked, advanced dental concerns.

Use It Or Lose It 

Patients should visit their dentist’s office once every six months. If you have dental insurance, often this fully covers your biannual dental cleanings and exams. It’s important to take advantage of this benefit; otherwise, you will lose it when the year ends. We would hate to see our patients missing out on taking full advantage of their insurance plans that they worked hard for throughout the year.

Best Dental Spa is currently welcoming new and current patients to schedule their biannual dental cleanings before the year ends. If you are looking for a modern dentist office in Hoffman Estates, IL, schedule an appointment with Dr. Dhara Patel and her exceptional team of dental professionals today. We look forward to seeing you soon.