How often do you see your dentist for a routine dental exam? When was your last checkup? Even if you take proper care of your smile from home, you should still visit our office for a checkup on a regular basis. Doing so is essential for maintaining a healthy smile, one protected by common oral health issues that could soon lead to serious complications.
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- True or False: You need an exam twice a year.
- True or False: The doctor looks for signs of multiple issues.
- True or False: We may also perform a dental cleaning.
- True or False: Kids need exams as well.
- True. The American Dental Association recommends a checkup once every six months. The doctor can then examine your teeth, gums, and jaw on a regular basis, monitoring your oral health carefully.
- True. The doctor looks for warning signs of serious oral health issues, such as tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. Finding these issues in the early stages increases the chances of successful treatment. In addition, the doctor also watches for potential warning signs of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding) before these problems can progress and endanger your oral health.
- True. In the same visit we may clean your teeth, removing plaque and tartar and polishing them carefully. A cleaning not only freshens breath and brightens teeth, but can also reduce your risk of developing gingivitis or gum disease.
- True. Once their baby teeth erupt, children should see the dentist once every six months. The doctor can make sure teeth are erupting properly, as well a watch for signs of tooth decay and gingivitis. If you have any questions about our checkups or if you would like to schedule one, then contact our office today.