The big picture answer is that regular dental checkups and visits with our hygienist to get your teeth cleaned can help you prevent systemic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s’ Disease, cancer, and many other serious conditions and is especially important for women in the child bearing years because good oral health can prevent pre-term birth.
The smaller picture is that getting that regular checkup and cleaning helps prevent the conditions that, if left untreated, can cause those big problems stated above. Therefore, getting that regular appointment can actually save you money on medical bills in the long run.
If those conditions enumerated above are already present, then effective countermeasures must be taken to manage oral health. Thus, more frequent visits and intervention treatments will be required.