Make Regular Teeth Cleanings Part of Your Dental Routine
Don’t forget to visit your dentist for routine checkups. Find out why.
If you want to maintain healthy teeth and gums then chances are good that you are brushing and flossing every day. Of course, even the best brushers and flossers miss spots here and there. So, if you want to ensure that your smile stays healthy and free of dental problems, then our Fayetteville, GA, general dentist Dr. Jeff Kendrick is here to help.
Why are these dental visits important?
Coming in every six months for routine cleanings and exams are an important part of everyone’s oral health routine and yet you would be surprised how many people skip these appointments. Sure, we understand that visiting the dentist isn’t always a picnic but coming in for preventive care could ward off a lot of dental issues for the future. Here are just some of the benefits you’ll enjoy when you come in twice a year:
- A whiter, stain-free smile
- A smile that is free of plaque and tartar buildup
- Early detection of decay and gum disease
- Reduced risk for dental complications (e.g. infection)
- Early detection of oral cancer
What is involved in these professional dental checkups?
During your visit not only will we thoroughly clean your teeth to remove plaque and tartar buildup (the two main causes of cavities and gum disease) but we will also perform X-rays once a year to check for signs of cavities, bone problems and other issues that can’t be seen with the naked eye. We will also conduct a simple, painless oral cancer screening in which we look for early warning signs of cancer. These screenings only take a couple of minutes and could be a lifesaver.
Of course, if you are someone who is at a high risk for cavities, gum disease, oral cancer or other problems then you may want to come in more regularly for routine care. Our Fayetteville, GA, dentist will tell you how often you should come in to keep your oral health in tip-top shape.
We hope we’ve inspired you to make your oral health a priority. If it’s time to schedule your next cleaning for the New Year then call Heritage Dental Associates in Fayetteville, GA, today.