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November 08, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: preventive care  

Is it really that important to see your dentist every six months? Hint: It is!

While you should always visit the dentist when a problem arises, the goal of preventive dental checkups is to keep your mouth healthy so preventive carethat you are less likely to deal with problems that could cost you money and time. If you’ve ever wondered what the specific benefits are of visiting your Montclair, Glen Ridge and Bloomfield, NJ dentist, Dr. Paul Dionne, every six months, then this post is for you! 
Here are some of the top reasons why getting preventive dental care at least twice a year is important for people of all ages: 
Save Time, Money and Your Teeth
While a goal of dentistry is to prevent problems from developing in the first place, sometimes issues still occur. By catching these problems early on during a routine checkup, however, we can treat them before they cause serious damage and end up requiring more in-depth and expensive treatments. 
Achieve a Brighter Smile
Have you been noticing that your teeth are a little dull or maybe even a little yellow? If so, this may be something that a simple dental cleaning could fix. Our office in the heart of Montclair, Glen Ridge and Bloomfield has just the right tools and techniques to remove surface stains that your at-home toothbrush simply cannot remove. You will most definitely leave our office with a whiter smile. 
Prevent Wear and Tear
Many people clench their jaws and grind their teeth, yet don’t even know it. This is because these actions often occur while patients are asleep. Sometimes patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea may find themselves grinding as well. While you might not notice a difference, our dentist can easily pinpoint excessive enamel wear due to these unconscious habits. To prevent weakness and fractured teeth, Dr. Dionne can create a custom-made mouthguard to be worn during a night's rest. 
Need Dental Care? Give Us a Call
When was the last time you saw your dentist? If it’s been more than six months, then it’s time to schedule your next visit. Call Glen Ridge Dental Arts in Montclair, NJ, today at (973) 748-7790 to set up your next appointment!