Let’s be real, we usually have the mentality “If ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, right? Well, that doesn’t exactly hold true for just anything! Take your teeth, for example. If our smiles are bright and nothing is hurting, we should be fine. Not necessarily so. There can be so much going on at a deeper level that only your dentist and hygienist may be able to see. Even for those with impeccable home care, there are several reasons to schedule an appointment with your dentist.

  • Plaque can easily build up – Research shows that most people routinely miss areas while brushing, especially for those without regular brushing and flossing habits. Plaque build up leads to tartar, which is impossible to remove at home. Regular, professional dental cleanings keep plaque and tartar at bay and can reduce your risk for cavities and gum disease.
  • You may be predisposed to oral health problems – Everything about us is based on our genetic make-up. Environmental factors and our family history have a lot to say about our overall health. Keep your dentist up to date with any health issues or concerns so that he or she may monitor any changes in your oral health and provide necessary treatment.
  • Your mouth structure may make it more difficult to clean – Some people have smaller mouths than others, and many people have some level of crowding or crooked teeth. This can make home care even more difficult. Your hygienist has a better view, and better instruments, to properly and thoroughly clean all areas in your mouth. They can also see if there are periodontal issues, that if left untreated can lead to other serious conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, even cancer.


It is important to have good home care by brushing and flossing daily, but without regular dental checkups, you could be compromising your overall health. At C R Dental Group, in Dallas, Texas, Dr. James ReismanDr. Jordana Contrucci and the experienced team of hygienists are committed to educating their patients on all aspects of dental care. By providing exams, oral cancer screenings and digital technology for x-rays, they are able to deliver top-notch protection against harmful oral diseases and cavities.