Are you enjoying the kind of preventive dental care you need to feel sure your smile is healthy? Individuals who practice good oral care at home, but deprive themselves of regular dental checkups, may be surprised to learn how much they are missing out on. The effort you put towards keeping your teeth clean every day is certainly important. After all, your teeth face daily threats from oral bacteria. However, there are services your dentist’s office will provide for you that you simply are not able to supply on your own. When you go without professional care for an extended period, you can find yourself caught off guard by the kind of oral health problems you assumed you were effectively protecting yourself against.
1. A Professional Teeth Cleaning
A professional teeth cleaning goes beyond the type of attention and treatment you provide yourself during your daily oral care regimen. Brushing and flossing do considerable good for your smile, but if you have tartar, these actions are not doing enough to fully protect you. Your hygienist is able to remove tartar, which protects your smile from tooth decay and gum disease.
2. Screening For Potentially Serious Oral Health Problems
Your dentist can keep watch for signs of tissue abnormalities in your mouth that could be symptoms of oral cancer. Early detection and treatment dramatically improve your odds of success when faced with this condition.
3. Early Detection And Treatment For Cavities And Gum Disease
While screening for serious issues like oral cancer can be of obvious importance, it is worth noting that early detection and treatment for cavities and gum disease can also be valuable. The longer you go without necessary restorative dental care, the more susceptible you are to more advanced issues that call for more involved treatment.
Talk To Dr. Cain About Scheduling A Routine Dental Checkup
When was your last dental checkup? If you think of your dentist as someone who is only there for you when you have an active problem, you should know that preventive dental care can offer vital support for your oral health. To schedule your appointment, call Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, today at 219-938-2637. You can also reach us through our email at email@example.com.