The Importance Of Regular Dental Checkups

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Regular dental checkups are important to your overall health and well-being. They can find problems like cavities or gum disease that might hurt or cause other problems. It is easier to fix problems in the early stages, and chart out a treatment plan accordingly 

Most people don’t realize that regular dental visits are also an excellent way to avoid the need for emergency care. If you have any signs of an emergency, such as bleeding gums or pain in your jaw, it’s important to get medical attention right away so that no damage is done to your mouth or teeth.

What to expect when you have a dental appointment

When you visit your dentist, expect to:

  • Be greeted by the receptionist. The receptionist will ask you some questions and then take down your name, address and phone number. If they need to call you back with any further information or questions, they’ll do so at that time.
  • Wait in a waiting room until it’s time for your appointment. The waiting room is usually very quiet and relaxing–think of it as a small living room with comfy chairs where patients can relax while they wait for their turn! 
  • Go inside the treatment room where everything else happens: dental equipment set-up; paperwork intake forms filled out by both parties involved in this process; and actual treatment! Meet our team here.

How often should you go to the dentist?

The frequency of your dental visits depends on several factors, including:

  • Your age and health. 
  • The type of dental work you need. Some procedures require only regular cleanings, while others may require more extensive treatment such as root canal therapy or crowns (also known as porcelain veneers).
  • Oral conditions you have, such as cavity formation or periodontal disease (gum disease),

Brushing, flossing, and regular checkups are all important.

Brushing, flossing, and regular checkups are all important. You cannot afford to skip one if healthy teeth and gums are your priority. Checkups can also find problems early enough to keep you from having bigger health problems and spending more money on them later.

Dental checkups help detect problems early. Finding problems under the surface with scans and X-rays

Dental x-rays are a great way to detect problems before they become serious. The dentist can see cavities and other issues that may have been missed by regular checkups. Dental x-rays are safe if done properly.

Detection and early treatment of cavities

Cavities are caused by bacteria in the mouth. The bacteria feed on sugar, which results in a cavity. Cavities can be treated by a dentist, but they’re not always easy to treat and sometimes require surgery.

It’s important to have regular dental checkups so that you know what can be done to prevent cavities from developing further and causing additional damage to your teeth or gums, preventing tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other oral conditions.

Early detection of oral cancer

Oral cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. Each year, more than 700,000 new cases are found all over the world. While early detection and treatment are critical in managing this disease, it’s also important to know how to recognize the signs of oral cancer as well as what types of screenings should be performed by your dentist.

If you’re at risk for developing oral cancer due to certain factors, such as being an ex-smoker or having diabetes (both conditions that increase the risk), it’s important that you get screened regularly by your dentist so that any precancerous changes can be detected early on. Regular dental checkups are also important because they allow us to see any changes in your gums that might indicate potential problems with your mouth and possibly even head off any major issues before they become serious threats!

Regular dental visits can help you avoid the need for emergency care.

Regular dental visits can help you avoid the need for emergency care.

Emergency care is expensive and can cause pain, so it’s important to take preventative measures to avoid having to go to the hospital if your teeth are causing problems in your mouth. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Tooth decay (cavity)
  • Gum disease
  • Sensitivity or pain when biting down on food

You should visit a dentist regularly—every six months is recommended—so they can keep an eye out for potential issues that might require treatment before they become more serious, such as cavities or gum disease.

Get your teeth checked regularly to make sure they’re healthy and strong!

If you have any problems with your teeth or gums, don’t wait until they become painful to see a dentist! Schedule an appointment with us today to address any dental concerns that you may have.

Regular dental visits are also important for detecting any problems early and making sure that your teeth are healthy enough to keep working hard for as long as possible!


Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 26-January-2023

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