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By JAIME GUTIERREZ, D.D.S.
October 12, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out why preventive care visits are necessary for a healthy smile.

You brush your teeth. You try to limit sugar. You even floss your teeth. So, why do you need to turn to your Brookfield, CT, dentist Dr. Jaime Gutierrez every six months when you’re already caring for your smile? While at-home oral care plays a big role in the health of your teeth and gums, these six-month checkups are also just as important for your smile. 

Protect the Health of Your Smile

It’s far easier and certainly more cost-effective to prevent dental problems from occurring in the first place. By coming in twice a year for checkups and cleanings, we can remove plaque and tartar buildup to protect your smile from decay and gum disease. We can also catch these problems early on when they can be easily treated or even reversed with simple lifestyle changes and non-invasive dental care.

Protect Your Health, Overall

Maybe you didn’t realize just how interconnected your oral and general health are, but your mouth gives us a lot of insight into your general health. After all, bacteria enter through your mouth and it’s your first line of defense against infection and disease. There are many chronic and serious health conditions such as heart attacks, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease that can first present with oral changes and symptoms. By coming in for routine checkups every six months we can keep an eye on your health.

Get Expert Recommendations and Advice

You might think that you are brushing and flossing properly, or that you are using the ideal toothbrush for you, but you may be surprised to discover that you need to brush up on your skills. Our dental team can provide you with a wide range of advice and recommendations on everything from the proper tools to use to keep your teeth and gums healthy to how to properly care for your smile. We are a source of information, so don’t be afraid to ask us anything about your oral health. We’re here to help!

Why do I need to come in every six months?

Every six months might sound excessive but a lot can change throughout half a year. It’s important that your Brookfield, CT, family dentist can assess and evaluate your smile every six months to detect problems early on. Plus, a lot can change with your health in general. You may have been diagnosed with a chronic condition or you may have just had surgery. We must have all of your updated medical history and information so that we can continue to provide you with the best dental care possible.

If it’s time for your six-month checkup, or if it’s been a while since your last dental visit, call Dr. Gutierrez, your Brookfield, CT, dentist, at (203) 775-0480 to schedule your next appointment.