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Do you really need to go to the dentist every six months? Or is that just a suggested guideline you can ignore if you’re vigilant about taking care of your oral health?

The truth is that you really can’t miss your appointment with Dr. John Fonder without putting your oral health at risk. To help you understand why that is, our team here at Midtown Dental Arts in Tulsa, Oklahoma, put this post together.

Prevents cavities

The foremost reason you can’t miss your regular dental checkups is due to the fact that they provide a great opportunity for Dr. John Fonder to check your mouth for cavities. Between X-rays and manual inspection, he can detect cavities before you’re able to feel them. This allows Dr. John Fonder to fill the cavity before it causes any long-term damage to your oral health.

Tartar removal

Brushing your teeth on a regular basis is obviously a good oral health habit to have, but even regular brushing and flossing can’t remove all the plaque from your mouth. It’s fairly common to have a bit of plaque in harder-to-reach areas of your mouth harden, turning into what’s called tartar. Tartar can only be removed by trained dental professionals, and if you leave it for too long it’ll cause gum disease and cavities.

If you’re overdue for a checkup, have questions about the checkup process, or want to inquire about sedation dentistry if you haven’t been due to dental anxiety, call us today at 918-747-8802. We can’t wait to help you!