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Stick to Your Maintenance Schedule

April 21, 2023

People of all ages need to see the dentist, yet for some, keeping to a firm timeline of routine cleanings and examinations can be a struggle. You have the opportunity to be proactive in your care by adhering to your schedule of semiannual checkups with a trusted oral health provider. These visits allow your dentist to have a consistent view on any changes within your mouth, so that you are able to receive a potential diagnosis early.

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Catching issues quickly as they arise is key in the world of dentistry, and we understand the importance of prevention at Cosmetic And Implant Dentistry of Kansas City in Kansas City, MO. Spend some time with us at least twice each calendar year for your semiannual checkup, which includes a routine cleaning as well as a visual examination. We can help you to maintain your smile as you age with the power of preventive dentistry!

How Long Has It Been Since Your Last Semiannual Checkup?

For patients of all ages, cleanings and examinations are a key part of continuing smile success. Most individuals need to spend some time with a qualified dental healthcare professional at least once every six months, but it is important to stick to the schedule that your dentist has given you. You might need more frequent appointments in order to keep a close eye on the development of your smile. This may happen for a number of reasons, so speak with your provider about your particular needs.

When you take time off from your appointments, you allow your smile to be at risk of problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Instead, keeping to a determined schedule of examinations and cleanings can give you the opportunity to fight these issues as soon as they arise. Regular routine visits mean more consistent care!

Your Semiannual Checkup Includes the Removal of Plaque and Tartar

Alongside your visual examination and imagery, you will receive a cleaning of the surface of your teeth. As bacteria feed upon leftover food particles in your mouth, they create an acidic biofilm called plaque, which you might notice before you brush your teeth in the morning.

If you leave this material, it will calcify into a harder form known as tartar. In order to safely remove the tartar from your smile, you need to see a dental professional. During your semiannual checkup, we will thoroughly clean your teeth.

Be Proactive With a Checkup at Our Office in the Heart of Kansas City

If it has been longer than six months since your last visit to the dentist for a checkup, it is time for you to make an appointment! Give us a call at Cosmetic And Implant Dentistry in Kansas City, MO at (816)320-6638 for more information.