March 16, 2016

Blond Model's Face Smiling at CameraEveryone knows you’re supposed to visit your dentist twice a year, but let’s face it, not everyone does. We all know how busy life gets, making it difficult to schedule routine appointments. Combining the busyness of everyday life with dental fears only further makes people avoid the dentist. If you’ve been avoiding the dentist, we are here to give you the top reasons you need to schedule an appointment right away. As the award-winning Gilbert Dentist, Smiles by Hanna has the top 5 reasons you need to see your dentist twice a year.

Routine Cleanings

Routine cleanings are a vital part of preventative care. Even when you brush and floss your teeth properly, you will still have an accumulation of bacteria and plaque around the gum lines and in between the teeth. When it isn’t removed, it can lead to periodontal disease and tooth decay. We will remove the accumulation at each appointment to ensure your teeth and gums stay strong and healthy.

Preventative Care

When it comes to your oral health, it’s a lot easier to treat a problem before it starts, which is why our routine visits include many preventative services. In addition to cleanings, we also offer certain treatments to keep the teeth healthy, such as fluoride treatments. We can also administer certain preventative procedures, such as dental sealants, to help protect the teeth from damage.

Scans to Detect Complications

At your routine appointment, we will scan to detect certain complications that may not be visible to the naked eye. Using state-of-the-art technology, we are able to offer many diagnostic tools to detect hidden problems or potential problems, such as abnormalities that may result in oral cancer. In addition, we can check the structures supporting the teeth and the bones to address any issues before they become a bigger problem.

Address Potential Oral Health Concerns

Often, people choose not to visit the dentist until after a problem has developed. As a result, their treatment often requires more extensive procedures that also increase the cost of care. It’s best to address issues while they are small, allowing for a simpler, less expensive treatment. In addition, you’ll help preserve your teeth by treating a complication early.

Healthy Smile

If you want a beautiful healthy smile to last your lifetime, you need to visit your dentist twice a year. The foundation to a radiant healthy smile relies on the preventative care you receive. Your routine visits will reduce the risk for any complications that will hurt the appearance and function of your teeth for a lifelong beautiful smile.

At Smiles by Hanna, we are committed to delivering exceptional dental care with a personalized touch. As an award-winning Gilbert dentist, we understand that is may have been a while since your last visit—whether due to dental fears or time just slipped away. We are here for you when you’re ready to visit the dentist. We will work with you to make you feel comfortable while we care for your dental needs. If you’re ready to benefit from exceptional care to put you at ease, contact us today at or call 480-707-9092.