A healthy smile is always in style. So why do so many individuals neglect regular 6 monthly check up and cleans at the dentist?

For most, it’s because they don’t understand the importance of these appointments or believe that just one appointment each year is sufficient. However, the team at ABC Dental understands that you must do more to keep your smile looking (and feeling) great!

But, why do these semi-annual appointments matter so much? A few important reasons come to mind.

Check Ups Protect Both Your Teeth and Gums

Even with the most attentive at-home care, plaque and tartar can build up on your teeth and along your gumline. If not removed plaque becomes tartar, which cannot be treated with regular brushing and flossing. Instead, you must visit your dentist to prevent further health issues, like cavities or even gum disease if left untreated.

Typically, most check ups also involve an examination of your tongue, throat, face, and neck. This preventive approach ensures you have no minor issues that escalate into significant problems, keeping your smile protected for months to come.

Cleanings Remove Tartar and Keeps Your Smile Looking Great

Once your check up is complete, it’s time for your cleaning.

During the cleaning process, your dentist will use special tools to remove any tartar buildup in a process called scaling. Once all tartar is removed, your dentist will polish teeth to remove surface stains, giving your teeth a whitened boost!

How You Care for Your Teeth Between Visits Matters

While regular check ups are important, how you care for your teeth between visits matters, too! As such, you should:

  • Brush your teeth at least two times each day.
  • Floss at least once each day.
  • Use a mouth rinse at least once each day to remove plaque bacteria.

Contact ABC Dental to Handle Your Check Up and Clean Needs

At ABC Dental, we offer 6 monthly check up and clean services 7 days per week and at times that are convenient for you.

To learn more about our services or to schedule your own appointment, visit our online booking system, send us an email, or contact us directly on 02 8383 1400. We look forward to helping you maintain a healthy smile!