Yes. Even if you are not currently experiencing any symptoms of tooth decay or gum disease, it is important to visit your dentist for a thorough examination and cleaning. Usually by the time there are symptoms, the problems can often be more advanced.
Despite daily brushing and flossing, your teeth can still accumulate tartar that can harbour bacteria. These bacteria can lead to gum disease and tooth decay if not professionally removed at your dentist’s office. If you are at risk for certain complications or have a history or periodontal disease and advanced decay, you may need to visit your general dentist on a more frequent basis.
Patients who visit us regularly and as recommended are more likely to retain their natural teeth and enjoy a lifetime of good oral health.