Patients who visit our La Habra office often ask us how often they need to come see Dr. Kenneth Cho. The answer is generally, every six months. Not only do we recommend a six-month dental checkup interval, so does the American Dental Association and the reason is – to keep your teeth and gums healthy!
Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry is committed to making sure that patients have smiles they are proud of and to do that, patients need to be seen regularly to ensure their teeth are healthy. It does not take long for plaque and tartar to form and take control, if allowed to.
It is important that you attend your regular dental checkups, so that Dr. Cho can alert you to any problems that may be present. Dental checkups also help Dr. Cho keep an eye on your teeth and gums and catch any problems as early as possible. Early detection and prevention are KEY to a beautiful smile.
If you would like to schedule an appointment at Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry, call our La Habra office today!
A Quick Glance at Your Dental Visit
If you are planning on coming in for a dental checkup or visit, we believe that you should know what to expect as it helps to take the anxiety out of it for patients. During your checkup, you will receive a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums. The exam may consist of x-rays as well, so that Dr. Cho can get a good idea of what is going on, especially if you are experiencing some pain.
You can expect Dr. Cho to look at your teeth, gums, jaw, and neck area to identify any concerns. He can also tell a lot about your health through your exam. For example, Dr. Cho can tell if you have a vitamin deficiency, diabetes, or cancer just by examining your mouth.
Once the examination is over, you will receive a treatment plan. This plan will detail anything that needs to be addressed and the type of cleaning you should have performed.
After the treatment plan is determined, your teeth can be cleaned, as long as no pre-work needs to be done. During the cleaning, you can expect the dental hygienist to brush and floss your teeth, remove any plaque and tartar on the teeth, and polish your teeth.
Once the cleaning is over, if your dental hygienist notices any areas of concern or areas that may need extra attention, this will be addressed with you.
What Do I Get Out of the Dental Cleaning?
Besides clean teeth and a good bill of oral health, there are some benefits you receive from having your teeth cleaned on a regular basis.
At Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry, we want our patients to know exactly what they can expect from their regular six-month cleanings and checkups from us. Below, you will find six of the key benefits.
Boosts Your Overall Health
They say your eyes are the window to your soul and your mouth the window to your health. Patients who have poor oral health generally have poor overall health too. If you do have poor oral hygiene, you are at higher risk to develop other complications and health problems such as heart disease. Regular dental cleanings can keep your teeth and gums healthy and ultimately good overall health.
Plaque is the number one source of cavities and regular dental cleanings remove this plaque from your teeth. If plaque is allowed to sit on your teeth, it eats away at the enamel and eventually causes cavities. When cavities go untreated, the tooth decay gets worse and can lead to serious dental issues.
Who doesn’t want to have a beautiful and bright smile? Over time, your teeth get stained from the items you eat and drink. Regular cleanings will help remove that build up of stains and in return, you will have a bright white smile to show off.
Bad breath is not something that you want to be known for, but poor oral hygiene can cause you to experience bad breath and embarrassment. Bad breath is caused from a build up of plaque, food getting trapped in the teeth, and cavities. Regular dental cleanings can help remove that plaque and food and also prevent cavities from forming.
Prevents Tooth Loss
Tooth loss can happen when a patient has gum disease or tooth decay. Regular dental cleanings prevent this and catch early signs of both tooth decay and gum disease.
Saves You Money Over Time
Regular dental cleanings help you keep money in your pocket. You may be wondering how so. Think about it for a moment. Bad oral hygiene leads to gum disease, cavities, and tooth loss. It is expensive to correct those things. Keeping up with your cleanings will keep money in your pocket.
Get Your Teeth Cleaned Today in Our La Habra Office
Don’t go another month without a dental screening and checkup. The team at Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry want to help you be proud of your smile while maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Our goal is to keep your teeth in their best condition. Remember, it is important to see your dentist every six months.
To schedule an appointment at our La Habra office, call Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry today!