A dental checkup and cleaning is the most common reason you should visit the dentist, and you should attend your appointments even if nothing seems wrong with your teeth and gums. While routine visits are a staple of good dental health, many people don’t realize their importance, and will often skip them without realizing the dangers it can cause. To understand why dental checkups are vital to keeping you smile healthy and beautiful, we explain the dangers your smile can face, and what dental checkups allow us to check for and treat.
The Threat You Can See
Even when you notice that some plaque doesn’t want to come off of your teeth when you brush them, it might not seem like much of a big deal. However, calcified plaque, or tartar, guards a host of different bacteria that are responsible for tooth decay and gum disease. During your dental checkup, we will thoroughly inspect your teeth and oral tissues to ensure that plaque and tartar have not done any damage. If they have, then we can recommend an appropriate treatment plan, and your hygienist will carefully clean your teeth of all traces of plaque and tartar.
The Unnoticeable Dangers
In addition to checking for warning signs of tooth decay and gum disease, your checkup appointments also allow us to inspect for other serious issues. For instance, we can ensure that the alignment of your jaw remains balanced, or that abnormalities that could indicate oral cancer do not go unnoticed. While most people should schedule (and attend) a dental checkup appointment at least once every six months, you may require more frequent visits, especially if your oral health is vulnerable.
ABOUT YOUR TYLER DENTISTS:
At DentaCare Dental in Tyler, we focus on advanced technology, education, and comfort to offer every patient a pleasant experience and excellent dental care. To schedule a consultation, call our Tyler, TX office today at (903) 758-5921. For optimal convenience, we also serve patients at our various other locations in Garland, Longview, and Arlington, TX, as well as Bossier City, LA.