footer-smileThe idea of visiting your dentist every six months for a routine exam and cleaning is not a new concept. However, it’s surprising the number of people who not only don’t follow this advice, they fail to see their dentists even once a year. However, there are many benefits to seeing a dentist regularly. One of the biggest ones is that you can prevent a myriad of dental problems from ever becoming problems.

Drs. Mango & Langdon are a leading dental healthcare practice that is committed to helping you keep your mouth clean and prevent the occurrence of many common dental problems. They can help you with routine care as well as emergency dental care and more. Here are a few things that making an appointment with us can help you with.

Remove Plaque and Tartar

When you visit the dentist regularly, the hygienist will remove any tartar build up on your teeth. This tartar forms along the gumline and harbors bacteria that can cause periodontal disease and other problems. For most, this process only has to be performed twice per year. However, smokers, those with either Type I or Type II diabetes, those with existing gum disease, and those who are prone to cavities or plaque buildup should have their teeth cleaned more often.

Recognize Early Signs of Disease

During your regular visits, your dentist will be able to visually inspect the various structures in your mouth to determine whether there are any signs of developing problems such as oral cancer, periodontal disease and more. This allows him or her the ability to provide treatment before problems get out of hand.

Provide Recommendations

Your dentist is a professional when it comes to proper dental care. He or she can make recommendations for things that you can do at home that will improve your dental health and keep you out of the dental chair.