It’s the end of the year, and that means you have a lot on your plate. You are probably swamped at work, you are busy for the holidays, and you have personal business matters to attend to. Yet there is one task that you have probably forgotten—scheduling your annual teeth cleaning and exam. Now is the time to make your appointment. Here’s why you need to take this important step.
An Ounce of Prevention
You should get a cleaning and dental exam at least once per year, if not every six months. This annual checkup is important because it helps you prevent gum disease and tooth decay. No matter how well you think you are taking care of your mouth, your dentist can get your teeth and gums much cleaner in their office. This helps prevent problems that could be painful and costly. [Read more…]