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Why You Need Regular Visits With Your General Dentist

Discover the top reasons why you should see a general dental professional.

Wondering whether you need to come into the dental office every six months for cleanings and checkups, or if you can hold off on that next appointment? Not so fast. You might not want to do that. A lot can change when it comes to the health of your teeth and gums; changes you might not even see coming, but our North Reading, MA, dentist Dr. Vahid Varasteh can. General dentistry is dedicated to providing patients with the tailored care they need to keep their smiles healthy.

Here’s why you need to see your dentist every six months for regular visits:

Keep Teeth Clean (Like, Really Clean)!

How many times have you been guilty of going to bed without flossing or rushing to work in the morning without brushing your teeth? All of these moments that you didn’t floss or brush when you should leave time for plaque to buildup and acid to erode enamel. This is why everyone should come into our North Reading, MA, dental practice every six months for general dentistry care. This includes:

  • Thorough and professional cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup
  • X-rays to check the health of your gums, bones, and teeth
  • Fluoride treatments to manage healthy enamel, when necessary
  • Providing recommendations on certain products or brushing and flossing techniques to make sure that you are properly caring for your smile at home

Catch Tooth Decay Early

While the goal is to provide your smile with everything it needs to remain healthy, we also know that it’s just as important to be able to detect dental problems early on when it’s much easier to treat. During your six-month checkups, our dental hygienists can easily spot early signs of decay that you might not even notice and then provide you with advice on what to do to reverse it or to prevent it from getting worse.

Prevent or Reverse Early Stages of Gum Disease

Just as we can detect those early signs of decay, we can also detect early signs of gum disease, also known as gingivitis. The good news is that gingivitis can be reversed if it’s detected and treated right away. Since gum disease can progress quickly, it’s important that you aren’t skipping out on your next checkup (even if you think your teeth and gums seem healthy). Even something as small as puffy gums can alert us to the fact that you might have gingivitis.

If you want to learn more about the general dentistry services we have to offer in North Reading, MA, call Aesthetic Dentistry today at (978) 664-5901. 

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