A Look Into What Can Happen When You Don’t Schedule Regular Cleanings With Your Dentist

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Life comes at you fast. While seeing your dentist twice a year seems like an easy enough task, sometimes life gets in the way and, before you know it, you have not seen your dentist in a year or more for a routine examination and cleaning. We want to say this is not a big deal, but the truth is that going this long without seeing your dentist could be detrimental to your oral health. Seeing your dentist for twice-yearly teeth cleanings and examinations allows for troublesome plaque and tartar to be removed and for any dental issues to be identified at an early stage before they can cause harm. If you are in the Tucson, Arizona area and looking for a trusted local dentist, please consider Dr. William Taylor at Martin Taylor Dentistry.

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While it may seem like overkill to see your dentist once every six months, the truth is that a lot can change with your oral health in that time. Here are some of the consequences you could find yourself facing if you do not go in for your routine checkups and teeth cleanings.

Plaque Buildup

When you go in for your dental checkup, one important service your dentist provides is teeth cleaning. Getting your teeth cleaned regularly allows for troublesome plaque in hard-to-reach areas of your mouth to be cleaned before it can turn into tartar. Tartar is much harder than plaque and cannot be removed by simple brushing or flossing at home. Your dentist has the equipment necessary to remove this tartar which, when left alone, can begin to cause oral health issues such as gum disease. Plaque and tartar must be removed regularly by your dentist.

Tooth Decay

When plaque and tartar are allowed to build up and remain on your teeth, decay is inevitable. When your teeth begin to decay, not only will you begin to experience pain and discomfort, but it can lead to other dental health issues, including chronic bad breath and, eventually, tooth loss. Do not let tooth loss occur just because you did not schedule your twice a year cleanings.

Tooth Loss

Tooth loss can occur for many reasons, but the most common reasons for tooth loss are advanced tooth decay and untreated gum disease. Seeing your dentist regularly will ensure that neither of these is allowed to progress to the point where you start losing teeth. Your smile is so important to you, and it can remain in good health by simply scheduling your twice-yearly appointments.

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Gum Disease

Your teeth are the most visible part of your smile, so forgetting about the health of your gums can be easy to do. This is especially true if they are not causing you discomfort. The earliest stage of gum disease can present itself through swollen and red gums that do not cause any pain. Neglecting the health of your gums can lead to advanced stages of gum disease that cause discomfort and could eventually lead to tooth and bone loss. A regular visit to your dentist will allow them to catch your gum disease in the early stages when it can be easily reversed.


Cavities are the most common dental health issue that you are likely to face if you neglect to see your dentist regularly. When bacteria, plaque, and tartar are allowed to build up, they will eat away at the tooth’s enamel. This results in tiny holes in the teeth called cavities. When cavities are caught when they are small, they are easily treatable with fillings. As they become larger and more extensive, more invasive dental work such as a root canal or dental crowns may be required to save your tooth.

As you can see, you could face many negative consequences when you do not visit your dentist for a cleaning and examination on a regular twice-yearly basis. Seeing your dentist is so easy. Do not let yourself suffer from unnecessary dental health issues. Please call (520) 600-6925 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. William Taylor.

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Martin Taylor Dentistry

Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. William Taylor

Martin-Taylor Dentistry is a partnership between Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. William Taylor. Highly skilled and experienced, they provide emergency, preventative, restorative, cosmetic, children’s, and implant dentistry services.

Dr. Martin is an alumnus of the University of Arizona and Baylor College of Dentistry. He established his practice in 1978. Dr. Martin has completed on 1,500 hours of continuing education in dentistry. Dr. Taylor studied at the University of Arizona and the University of Southern California. He is experienced in general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. Dr Taylor has also completed many hours of continuing education.
Both are licensed and skilled in sedation dentistry, so you can be as comfortable as possible.

Together with their excellent team, Martin-Taylor Dentistry will take great care of you.

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Dr. Taylor, Dr. Martin, and their entire staff are the very best. The front desk staff, the dental assistants, and dental hygienists are excellent. I’ve been to many dentists over the years, and they are the most skilled and professional group of people that I have encountered. You can be confident you will be fully informed about what is recommended for a treatment plan and what it will cost. I’ve had the gamut of dental procedures — crowns, implants, root canals, and more routine care. It’s been made as pleasant and comfortable as possible by their skill, as well as their kindness and understanding. I wholeheartedly recommend Martin and Taylor Dentistry.

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Alice L. 4 months ago

I have been a patient of Dr. Taylor’s for most of my adult hood. I have had everything done from a filling to multiple dental implants. All of my procedures have been straightforward with zero complications and as little discomfort as possible. Even after my implants I had minimal pain! Before I saw Dr. Taylor I was terrified of dentists, but he put me at ease with his expertise. The hygienists are kind, thorough but gentle, and knowledgeable. The office staff is very friendly and helpful. The office itself is modern and impeccably clean. I highly recommend Martin Tayler dentistry and won’t trust my teeth to any other dentists.

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Rosemary B. 3 months ago

Welcome the newest member of our team at Martin Taylor Dentistry, Dr. Melvin Abraham!