Do you really need to see Dr. McCue every six months? Can’t you wait a bit longer? What are the benefits of a six-month visit, anyway?
1: Keep Your Teeth Clean
Even if you are meticulous about brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash, the plaque in your mouth can still turn into hard, calcified tartar, which is hard to remove on your own.
Tartar stains more easily than teeth, so don’t let it compromise the beauty of your smile! Tartar is also chock-full of bacteria that attack your teeth. To remove tartar, you need to see an oral hygienist who will use special tools to scrape it away. Doing so will protect the health of your teeth and keep your smile clean and bright.
2: Check For Issues Like Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
One of the most important reasons you should see Dr. McCue every six months for preventative dental care is for your comprehensive oral exam. During this exam, Dr. McCue can identify any potential cavities and gum disease before the issues become more severe.
Gingivitis and minor tooth decay can usually be prevented with careful and frequent brushing and flossing. However, your six-month visit alerts Dr. McCue to any potential areas of concern that your daily care may have missed.
3: Save Time and Money
Your exams and cleaning appointments are affordable and often covered by your dental plan, if you have one. By getting a six-month oral exam and teeth cleaning, you can keep your teeth healthy, and avoid inconvenient, costly procedures like fillings to treat cavities, or deep cleanings to treat gingivitis.
When you come in every six months, you’ll keep your mouth healthier, which will save you both time and money in the long run.
4: Prevent Oral Cancer and Detect Other Oral Health Problems Early
Thanks to our comprehensive oral exams and x-rays, the team at McCue Dental Health can identify oral health issues, such as potential cases of cancer, before they progress. We can easily incorporate an oral cancer exam into your regular teeth cleaning and oral exam appointment.
Stay Healthy and Keep Your Smile Bright – Come See Us Every Six Months!
It is important to come to see Dr. Shaun McCue and the team at McCue Dental Health for prophylactic teeth cleaning and an oral exam every six months. We’re always accepting new patients, so contact us today at (414) 456-1091 to schedule a consultation, or drop by our office at 10625 West North Avenue, Suite 300, Wauwatosa, WI 53226.