Why are routine dental cleanings important to oral health and wellness?

You may be well aware that your dentists, Drs. Vanessa L. Quihuis and Anthony F.R. Quihuis at Shine Dental Arts in Phoenix, Arizona, encourage you to book regular visits for cleanings and examinations. But why? This is to discuss your oral health and wellness needs and determine how often you should visit for routine dental cleanings and care.

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Why should I see a dentist regularly?

Our dentists at Shine Dental Arts suggest that it is essential to see a dentist and make a dental hygienist appointment regularly for several reasons:

  • Prevention of oral health issues. Regular dental check-ups help catch potential problems early, like cavities or gum disease. This allows for prompt treatment and prevents more serious issues from developing
  • Professional teeth cleaning. Even with routine brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar can still build up on your natural tooth enamel. A professional cleaning performed regularly can effectively remove this buildup and prevent it from causing issues in the future
  • Early detection of other health concerns. Your dental health is closely linked to your overall health, and certain oral health issues can be signs of more severe conditions such as diabetes or heart disease. Regular visits to our dental team can help catch these issues soon and allow for prompt treatment
  • Personalized care and advice. Every person’s oral health needs are unique, and regular visits to the dentist allow for personalized care and advice tailored to your specific oral health needs. Our dentists can also provide guidance on proper oral hygiene practices and recommend any necessary treatments or procedures

How often should I see a dentist?

The recommended frequency of dental check-ups may vary depending on your oral health. Most patients will benefit from seeing their dentist at Shine Dental Arts every six months, while others may need to visit more frequently due to conditions such as periodontal disease, which may require more routine evaluations and cleanings to control the infection.

Are you ready to take charge of your oral health and wellness?

Contact the team at Shine Dental Arts to request an appointment with Drs. Vanessa L. Quihuis and Anthony F.R. Quihuis. We are open to patients in and around Phoenix, Arizona, and welcome new patients and families ready for optimum dental health!

Call (480) 893-3072 to request a visit to our dental clinic at 4950 East Elliot Road.