Most people will say the opposite, that your dental care starts at home. However, it simply continues at home. If you aren’t seeing a dental professional that has all the right equipment, you’re still putting your mouth at risk for cavities, gum disease, and more.
Yes, you should still brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss daily and use mouthwash to loosen stuff trapped in your teeth and freshen your breath. But, if you aren’t getting your yearly dental checkup and professional cleaning you might just be going through the motions. Here are some of the reasons your dentist is important to the health or your mouth.