The Importance of Regular Checkups
While brushing and flossing at home are very important, regular checkups give your dentist the opportunity to clean hard-to-reach areas of your smile that you may have missed. It also allows your dentist to detect oral health issues that may not be apparent to the untrained eye. During your appointment, we can identify issues like tooth decay and gum disease in their earliest stages, when they are most treatable. Research has shown that gum disease can increase your risk of developing other, more serious health problems, including heart disease and diabetes.
What to Expect
Our skilled hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth; plaque and tartar are removed, and if necessary, we can provide a deeper cleaning called scaling and root planing. This periodontal procedure removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line in order to prevent or stop the progression of gum disease. Your hygienist will also polish the surfaces of your teeth, making it more difficult for plaque to attach to the tooth surfaces. Typically, we will take x-rays during every other visit to detect issues such as cavities. Your regular visit is also a chance for your dentist and hygienist to teach strategies for better at-home care. Small changes like these can make a big difference in the long run.
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