Counting On The Care Provided In Preventive Dental Visits

Does a regular dental visit do anything more for your teeth than just provide an inspection of them? Obviously, that inspection matters – especially if you have a cavity that needs to be treated. That being said, routine visits also offer real preventive oral health support. Your hygienist will perform a careful cleaning of your teeth that can eliminate tartar, which clings to your teeth even in spite of your best brushing and flossing efforts. Your dentist can also look for signs of trouble that may not be on your oral health radar, like gum disease. Patients who come in regularly for checkups, and take good care of their teeth at home, can limit the possibility they will need restorative dental care.

How Often Should I Go In For A Dental Checkup?

Patients should typically stay on a semiannual checkup schedule. If a cavity forms between visits, your dentist should catch it in time to have it treated before a root canal treatment is necessary. However, the ultimate determination should be made by your dentist, based on your individual needs. They may recommend a different schedule after assessing your current oral health risks.

Taking Care Of Your Smile Between Visits

Caring for your smile between routine visits can help make sure those visits go smoothly. This means more than just making sure you brush your teeth – flossing offers vital support for those harder to reach areas between teeth. You can also control your cavity risk by controlling what you eat. Reducing your sugar intake can offer important protection for your smile.

Schedule A Preventive Dental Visit Today!

Regular checkups with your dentist help keep you informed about the state of your oral health, and can help protect you from future threats. Dr. Nicolas Cain, DDS can help you keep your smile in great shape. He can also provide care if you suffer a cavity, and even talk to you about your cosmetic treatment options! As a native of northwest Indiana, Nicholas Cain, DDS, is dedicated to providing excellent general, preventive, and family dentistry services to the community that raised him, welcoming patients from Gary, Miller, Miller Beach, and all surrounding areas. To schedule your appointment, call Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, today at 219-938-2637. You can also email our office at