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Do I really need to get my teeth cleaned every 6 months?

Updated: Dec 4, 2019

Getting your gums maintained every six months is important because it prevents gum disease. Over 50% of the population over 40 have at least one tooth that’s affected by gum disease. Unfortunately it is common, but it’s not normal.

Gum disease is silent, which means that you don’t necessarily feel any pain. But they’re like termites in a wall. You don’t know they’re there until the wall collapses.

Getting your gums cleaned every six months helps remove build-up from the roots of your teeth, so the bone around your teeth doesn’t drop away. If the bone around your teeth drops away, it can’t be reversed. And over time, teeth can start to look long, become wobbly, and in its later stages can become painful.

Getting your gums cleaned and maintained every six months not only helps with the support of your teeth but it gives your dentist a chance to check the soft tissues to make sure there’s no lumps or bumps that shouldn’t be there, and also check to the teeth to make sure that there’s no areas of decay or cracks forming that not only could become painful or inconvenient at a time that’s unexpected, but also to prevent dental treatment to become more expensive. Hope you’re having a fantastic September.

Dr Dan.

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