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You brush and floss every day, right? Do you really need to visit the dentist every six months for checkups and cleanings? The answer is yes, because your dentist is trained to detect oral issues before they have a chance to ruin your health.

At every dental checkup, your dentist will perform two actions: evaluate your health and clean your teeth. Many oral maladies, like gum disease, can develop without showing symptoms, which is why it’s important that you visit a dental specialist at least twice a year to treat these issues before they become serious. Your dentist will also examine your head and neck for signs of problems in your jaw.

After the examination, your dentist cleans your teeth with special tools to remove any plaque or tartar along your teeth and gums. When the cleaning is complete, your dentist will be able to tell you about the health of your gums and how to improve your oral hygiene routine, if necessary. If the cleaning reveals any “problem areas,” your dentist may recommend future treatment to remove these issues.

Visiting the dentist every six months may not seem like an important even, but it is. At Molinare Dental Group, we highly recommend regular dental visits to achieve a healthy, clean smile. If more than six months have passed since your last dental checkup, contact Dr. Jon Molinare at 973-993-1979 to schedule a dental cleaning in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey.