Our current healthcare model in the United States, and most of the world for that matter, is: “When it hurts I’ll go see a doctor.” If we took this approach when, say, driving a car, it would be the equivalent of only putting gas in the tank after we’ve run out. How frustrating would this be! Not to mention expensive and inefficient. That is why we ‘preventatively’, if you will, put gas in our car before running out. The same goes for dentistry. Why wait until it hurts?
That is why your regular cleaning visits (whether it is every 3, 4 or 6 months) are some of the most important. Preventative cleanings help control plaque and tarter build-up, which can prevent potential problems. If problems do occur, we can catch them when they are small, leading to more predictable, less extensive and less expensive work that needs to be done. This is the smart, healthy approach. We have two fabulous hygienists that are thorough, gentle and will leave your teeth better than when you came. These hygiene appointments fill up fast, and on occasion we are booked out months in advance. If you are due for an exam and cleaning, call and we would love to get you scheduled. If you are already scheduled, congratulations! We’ll see you soon.