The Importance of Seeing the Dentist

the importance of seeing the dentist

The Importance of Seeing the Dentist

When is the last time you saw the dentist? If its been longer than 6 months you might be putting your self in harms way, both financially and physically. Did you know….

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of US adults don't get regular checkups
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of US adults have at least one cavity
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of US adults have some form of gum disease

The 6-Month Dental Visit Rule

the American Dental Association, or ADA, recommends that each individual should see a dentist twice a year. Seeing the dentist every 6 months allows for  regular dental records, preventative maintenance to happen, and if need be, treatment for larger issues arise.

Reasons for the Rule:

  • Dental Cleanings Help Prevent Gum Disease & Tooth Decay
  • Keep Your Smile Bright by Polishing and Removing Stains
  • Eliminate Harmful Plaque and Tartar Build Up 
  • Monitor Your Oral Health
  • Examine Your Teeth for Decay
  • Provide an Oral Cancer Screenings
  • To Prevent Pain and Infections by Finding Problems Early
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  • The Ability to Prevent Common Dental Issues is Gone Therefore, The Result is Much Larger, More Painful, and Expensive Procedures
  • Greater Risk of Developing Many Oral Diseases
  • Yellowing and Staining of Teeth
  • More Likely to Develop Gum Disease or Even Lose Teeth
  • Smaller Issues are More Likely to Become Major Issues

While the list may seem shorter if you don’t see the dentist, the underlying consequences are much greater! At the end of the day, health starts with your mouth from what you eat to how you maintain it. Do yourself and your body a favor and take the preventative route by seeing the dentist. Checkups will save time, money, and pain in the long run. So the next time you think about putting off your dental visit, think about what can happen if you don’t go.

Thank you for taking the time to become a better you! Invest in yourself and make habits that will benefit you and your loved ones for a long time. If you have any questions, or would like to set up an appointment, don’t hesitate to call us at (206) 203-9385 or reach us online!

Annie Knudson, DDS

Annie Knudson, DDS

I knew from an early age that I would pursue a career in healthcare. Growing up, my father was my absolute hero. As an ENT physician in Yakima, he treated and cared for family, friends, and all the members of his community. I sought a career where I could provide that same quality of care…

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