October 27, 2020
Your oral hygiene habits at home are your first line of defense against common dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease. Although your toothbrush and floss are essential, there’s one more piece to the puzzle to ensure your smile stays healthy for a lifetime. The American Dental Association (ADA) also recommends you visit your dentist at least twice a year for preventive care. Unfortunately, only 52% of adults schedule an appointment every 6 months. If you’re among those who haven’t been to the dentist in a while, here are 4 consequences of skipping a dental cleaning.