We know everyone has a busy summer schedule – but having your dental exam and cleaning is a MUST! If you are considering skipping a dental checkup because of cost or another factor like time or dental anxiety, make sure to consider all the risks. Your dental issues will never hurt less or cost less to treat than they do right now. Skipping dental check ups often result in paying more, spending more time at the dentist, and more invasive treatment. Here are some of the most important reasons why you should see your dentist and hygienist regularly:
Oral Cancer Detection
Every patient receives a complimentary oral cancer screening during their exam! Early detection is key – make sure to ask how your tissue is looking!
Plaque and Tartar
Even with diligent daily brushing and flossing, there are still small areas in the mouth that are missed allowing plaque to accumulate. When plaque builds up it becomes more difficult to remove, solidifying and turning into tartar, which is extremely difficult to get rid of without professional help.
Cavities rarely give any warning signs as they form, only resulting in a small ache once the tooth is already decayed. Once the damage has been done, you will have to go back to the dentist to have cavities and other tooth problems fixed. Many cavities can be avoided with regular cleanings that take care of plaque and tartar before it becomes destructive.
Regular dental exams and professional cleanings reduce the risk of gum disease by removing plaque and tartar. Keeping your teeth clean reduce the risk of gum infections like gingivitis and periodontal diseases. Our registered dental hygienists are highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease.
A crucial part of visiting your dentist frequently is getting your teeth and supporting structures x-rayed. X-ray images allow dental professionals to see what is happening beneath the surfaces of your mouth and can find and diagnose issues that may be invisible to the naked eye.
Home Care and Habits
Our team of dental professionals are happy to help you find the perfect home care routine for your specific needs. During your check up, we will discuss what type of products your should be using, how frequently, and set goals for your next visit. We will also discuss habits like smoking, coffee/tea drinking, and any other habits that could negatively impact your oral health. We will create a customized plan to make you healthier!
Call now to reserve your appointment! 479-646-0410