The Value Of Professional Preventive Dental Care

Professional preventive dental care can significantly improve your defense against potential oral health threats. One reason patients benefit is that your dentist can keep an eye out for potentially serious conditions like oral cancer. Early detection and treatment can improve your odds of a successful recovery. Of course, your dentist is also keeping watch for problems that are more common. During every appointment, you enjoy both a professional dental cleaning, and a careful review of your teeth, gums, and mouth. Patients who enjoy these services on a regular basis are less likely to suffer problems like tooth decay, and can also avoid the issues that can come with advanced threats.

How You Benefit From Keeping Up With Regular Dental Checkups

Because regular checkups also involve regular teeth cleanings, you are routinely receiving care that makes problems like cavities less likely. This means removing harmful plaque and tartar, and treating your teeth to make it harder for future harmful bacteria to gather. You also benefit from the regular exam you undergo – regularly examining your smile means your dentist is able to catch a problem earlier in its development.

Do You Know What An Advanced Cavity Can Do To Your Tooth?

A cavity will only hurt your tooth’s enamel…at first. It takes time, but decay will move to the interior of your tooth, and threaten its overall condition. If a cavity reaches your pulp, your tooth’s living tissue face an infection risk! Stopping an advanced cavity can require a root canal treatment. If the problem goes on for too long, the harm you experience can leave your tooth beyond saving. At this point, the only decision your dentist can make is to extract the tooth.

Enjoy Professional Preventive Dental Care From Dr. Cain

Recurring preventive dental exams from Dr. Cain can help you keep your smile safe from potentially serious oral health issues. You can reduce your risk for problems like cavities and gum disease, and also enjoy the confidence that comes with knowing you are being monitored for any issues that will call for care. To schedule your appointment, call Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, today at 219-938-2637. You can also email us at