While it is important that you receive regular medical care and yearly physicals, it is equally important that you receive quality dental care on an ongoing basis. This care is vital to protecting your smile and keeping your mouth healthy. Oral health conditions such as cavities and gum disease are not only unpleasant, but they can also become very expensive to fix.
One of the best reasons for seeing our quality dental team is to prevent decay. During an oral exam, our patients receive a thorough cleaning. This cleaning allows our professionals to remove any built-up plaque or tartar that could potentially damage your teeth. They also provide feedback during this visit and let our patients know what they could be doing better to protect their smiles.
Receive Oral Cancer Screenings
In addition to preventing tooth decay, seeing a dentist is important because our team conducts oral cancer screening during dental exams. These screenings are a great way of detecting any abnormal developments early so that they can be addressed as soon as possible. Oral cancer is a serious but treatable form of cancer that has much better outcomes with early detection. Patients that do not receive regular oral exams and cleanings are at greater risk of having oral cancer go undetected.
Keep Your Teeth Healthy
While the goal of regular dental visits is to keep your teeth and gums healthy, these visits also allow our dental professionals to monitor your oral health and address any concerns quickly. Minor cavities and early-stage gum disease can quickly and affordably be treated with minimally invasive procedures. However, going long periods without seeing a dentist can allow decay to spread and result in the need for more involved treatments.
If you are overdue for your latest cleaning or are looking to get established with a quality dental team, we can help. Contact our office to schedule your appointment today.