Everyone knows that getting regular dental checkups is an important part of maintaining your oral health. But do you really get dental checkups as often as you are supposed to? What are the risks that you run if you don’t?
Here at Reimels Family & Cosmetic Dentistry we care about your health. To help you get motivated to maintain a regular dental checkup schedule, we’ve put together some facts about getting regular dental cleanings.
Dental cleanings help keep your teeth healthy. This is probably quite obvious to you, but keep in mind that dental checkups are for more than just giving your teeth a deep cleaning. When you visit us for your regularly scheduled cleaning, we have the chance to take a look at your teeth and note any obvious signs of wear or damage. Frequently, we can spot a problem in its early stages. This lets us correct it before it gets bad enough to warrant major dental surgery.
Dental checkups let us look for other health issues, too. There is more in your mouth than just teeth. For example, your soft tissues—the gum tissue, tongue, and palate—are all susceptible to developing diseases or even cancer. When you come visit us for a checkup, we are able to thoroughly examine all the soft tissue. Most forms of cancer are highly treatable if you discover them early enough, so getting a regular dental checkup gives you the added protection of regular screening for cancerous tissue in your mouth.
If it’s been awhile since your last dental checkup, don’t worry! We are here to help you get back on track. Regular dental checkups are important to your lasting health, so call us today and let’s get started.
Reimels Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. We are here for you!