WHY IS IT TIME FOR YOUR DENTAL CHECK UP?
Everybody needs regular preventative checkups. We recommend twice yearly check-ups for everyone. Even if you are diligent about brushing and flossing, your teeth and gums still need regular care from a dental professional. Only your dentist has the training, clinical skills and knowledge to diagnose your oral health condition and to advise you on appropriate treatment and care.
During your checkups, your dentist who has the medical training, expertise and the greatest opportunity will look for early signs of oral cancer and many other diseases. Your dentist will also look for gum disease, cavities, eroded fillings, tooth fractures and oral infections. He or she is trained to catch small problems before they become big ones, and can often provide treatment for a problem right away.
By diagnosing early, we can treat problems sooner and less invasively.
It is proven that proper and regular cleaning every six months can reduce your chances of developing gum disease, a probable contributor of heart disease. We will examine with the help of radiographs, your teeth and gums to detect decay and or gum disease, evaluate possible cosmetic enhancements to your smile, polish and clean your teeth, give fluoride treatments and provide brushing and flossing instructions to maintain your oral health.
No matter how carefully you take care of your teeth and gums, or how carefully you look for signs of problems, there are a number of oral health conditions that only your dentist can see. These conditions include: the deterioration of fillings, crowns and other restorations; decay around existing fillings; root decay, root wear, early signs of gum disease; periodontal pockets caused by gum disease, hairline tooth fractures; and impacted wisdom teeth.
Your oral health care is a life long commitment; prevention is the best possible care.