Regular dental checkups are an essential part of maintaining good oral health. Skipping dental checkups can have negative consequences for your dental and overall health.
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Here are some reasons why regular dental checkups are so important:
Early Detection of Dental Problems
One of the most important reasons to schedule regular dental checkups is for the early detection of dental problems.
- Cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer do not present symptoms until they have progressed to a more advanced stage.
- During a dental checkup, your dentist will examine your teeth, gums, and mouth for signs of any issues.
- Catching these problems early on can help prevent further damage and potentially save you from more extensive and expensive dental treatments down the line.
Prevention of Gum Disease
Gum disease is a common problem that affects many adults. It is caused by the buildup of plaque and tartar on the teeth and gums, which can lead to inflammation and infection.
- If left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss and even increase the risk of other health problems such as heart disease and stroke.
- Regular dental checkups can help prevent gum disease by removing plaque and tartar buildup through professional cleaning.
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Identification of Oral Cancer
Oral cancer is a serious condition that affects thousands of people each year. The earlier it is detected, the better the chances of successful treatment.
- During your checkup, your dentist will examine your mouth for any signs of oral cancer, such as unusual bumps, sores, or discoloration.
- If anything suspicious is found, your dentist will refer you to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment.
Early Detection of Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is a common problem that can be caused by poor oral hygiene, a diet high in sugar and carbohydrates, and other factors.
- Your dentist will examine your teeth for signs of decay, such as cavities or discoloration.
- If caught early, tooth decay can often be treated with a simple filling.
- However, if left untreated, it can lead to more serious dental problems, such as infection or tooth loss.
Dental Checkups Maintain Good Oral Health
During a checkup, your dentist will not only examine your teeth for any issues but also provide you with valuable advice on how to maintain good oral hygiene.
- This may include recommendations for brushing and flossing techniques, tips for a healthy diet, and suggestions for any dental products that may benefit you.
If you have been neglecting your dental checkups, now is the time to make an appointment. Since 1999, Woodfield Dental has grown to a full-service family dental practice that also provides:
- Extensive cosmetic dentistry
- Tooth contouring
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental implants
- Crowns and Bridges
- Teeth whitening
- Dental surgery
Through comprehensive skills and training, we can help with these common concerns:
- Temporomandibular disorders (TMD)
- Sleep apnea
Remember, regular checkups can help prevent dental problems, maintain good oral health, and even save you money in the long run.
Call Woodfield Dental at (519) 679 2891 or request a consultation online.