How long has it been since you've had your teeth cleaned? If you're like many American adults, a dental checkup is something that you've put off for a while due to your busy schedule. However, seeing Dr. Thomas Cherry, your dentist in Florence, South Carolina, every six months helps prevent future problems that could potentially be uncomfortable and expensive. Here are just a couple of the many reasons why having your teeth cleaned twice a year is a great investment in your dental health.
Removal of tartar
Even if you're diligently brushing and flossing your teeth every day, there are still tiny places where food particles can become trapped and plaque can develop undisturbed. While plaque itself is soft and easy to remove, it doesn't take long before it hardens into tartar, which is acts almost like cement and is very difficult to remove without a visit to your Florence dentist for a thorough cleaning. Our hygienists are trained to spot and eliminate tartar with special tools, making it less likely that you'll need to visit us later to have a cavity filled.
Discovering problems early
When you visit your Florence dentist twice a year, you're not just leaving with a sparkling smile and a new toothbrush. You can also go home knowing that you've been checked thoroughly for any signs of decay, gum disease, and even warning signs of oral cancer. X-rays also detect cavities, bone loss, and other problems forming beneath the surface or between the teeth. If Dr. Cherry suspects an issue, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled to manage it. These twice-yearly appointments help to ensure that dental problems don't get out of hand.
Is it time to schedule a cleaning for yourself or a member of your family? Call Florence Dental Arts in Florence, South Carolina at (843) 665-6200 to make an appointment with family dentist Dr.Cherry today!