Why You Should Have Regular Dental Check-Ups

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Your teeth, gums, and mouth need special care. By visiting Broadway Smiles in Vancouver regularly, we can catch and fix dental issues before they become serious. Having regular checkups is a good way to keep your teeth and gums healthy for life. So let’s talk more about why regular dental visits are so important.

How Often Should You Go to the Dentist?
Every person is different, but usually, we suggest you come to see us every six months. People with more serious issues, like gum disease or missing teeth, might need to come more often. The main goal of regular checkups is to stop big problems from happening and keep your mouth healthy.

What Happens at a Dental Checkup?

At a checkup, you can expect these three things:

  1. Professional Dental Cleaning
    Even with good brushing and flossing, some areas in your mouth are hard to clean. Our hygienist will do a deep clean to get rid of any leftover plaque. After they clean, they’ll polish your teeth to make them shiny and white.
  2. A Full Check of Your Mouth
    After the cleaning, our dentist will do a full check. They’ll look at your teeth, gums, tongue, lips, and jaw. We might also take some X-rays to see what’s happening under the surface.
  3. A Chat About Your Teeth
    The most important part of the checkup is talking with our dentist. They’ll explain what they’ve found and if there are any problems. Together, you’ll come up with a plan to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Visit Broadway Smiles

Dental cleanings and checkups are great for your oral health. If you want to know more, or if it’s been more than six months since your last checkup, get in touch with us at Broadway Smiles. We can’t wait to help you keep a bright and healthy smile for life. Contact us to make an appointment today.