Why you should visit the dentist annually

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That annual visit to the dentist as a child may have seemed a little daunting, but the world of dentistry has changed a lot since that point. Your dentist wants you to feel relaxed and wants you to have good oral health. When it comes to oral health you want them on your side, and they want that too.

Keep Teeth And Gums Healthy

Your whole reason for visiting your dentist, and the whole reason your dentist got into the business of dentistry, is to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy.

If you have been doing your daily routine, with brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash to keep your teeth and gums in good condition, then this is a chance to touch base with your dentists and see how you are doing, or if any problems have developed since your last visit.

Anything you have been doing wrong can get corrected, and you will leave, heading on the right course.

Check Your Overall Oral Health

“Teeth and gums are part of the story, but they are not everything. Your dentists will be able to see if there are any things going on in your mouth that shouldn’t be.” Dr. Jiafeng Gu – Align Beauty Orthodontics

If you have cankers, or sores, or tongue fungus, or even something more serious, like mouth cancer, your dentist will be able to spot it.

The simpler things your dentists will be able to instruct you how to handle them, and the more serious things, they will know who to refer you to. The importance of this aspect of a dentist’s work cannot be overstated – your visit to the dentist could literally save your life.

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As well as checking out how your teeth and gums are doing, your dentist is quite often, if not each and every time, going to give your teeth cleaning. You may turn up there with perfect teeth and get to skip this step if you have been doing what your dentist taught you to do.

Each visit is going to make sure that you leave with your teeth in the best condition possible, and if you have any problems you will leave with a plan of action.

Plaque will get removed, any food particles that are between your teeth will be handled, and you may get your teeth polished.


Your visit is a chance for you to ask any questions that you may have about your oral health. If you are not sure if the toothbrush that you are using is the right one, or if you are using it correctly, your dentist may be able to offer some advice. If you have questions and are in Central Ohio, Dr. Gu serves these areas.

Based on your examination, your dentist is going to be able to spot weak points that you may have in your overall oral health care regime, and they will also likely offer advice to you.

You are a team, and the goal of that team is to make sure that you have good teeth and gums. If you don’t feel your dentist brings this to the table then join another team.


Interview your dentist and make you like them. Work at keeping your oral health in good order, and think of the visit as a calibration of your practices/ The check-up will fix any problems and send you on your way with a plan for good oral health.