When was your last dental exam? Chances are, it’s time to check in. While trips to the office might feel like a chore, scheduling regular appointments is vital to your oral health and happiness. Knowing that your smile is free of cavities and gum disease gives you a sense of satisfaction and well-being. And gaining that comfort is as simple as reaching out to our general dentistry practice.
Benefits of Your Next Teeth Cleaning
- Stop gum disease before it starts – Gum disease is the top cause of tooth loss. Periodontitis can also cause bone loss and significant damage to your oral health. Its earliest stage, gingivitis, is easy to reverse with thorough brushing and flossing. But gingivitis can be difficult to notice on your own. Dr. Siegel will help you identify inflamed gums and prevent periodontal disease.
- Screen for oral cancer – We screen for potentially cancerous tissues in the mouth, tongue, and throat at each of your exams.
- Remove plaque buildup – Plaque builds up in areas where oral hygiene isn’t doing its job. Enamel erodes and the gums become inflamed, and decay begins to take hold. Your hygienist removes plaque from your teeth at each cleaning, giving you a fresh start.
- Check in on your oral hygiene – We will discuss potential problem areas and help you find the oral hygiene products and habits that work best for your unique teeth.
- Get expert answers to your questions – We’re here to help you navigate your dental care and build a lifelong smile. If you’re ever uncertain about products you should be using or how you should be treating your teeth, this is your opportunity to get in-depth answers. The better you understand your own mouth, the easier it is to build and preserve stellar oral health.
How Often Should I Schedule Dental Exams?
The standard recommendation is that patients visit their dentist twice a year. If you’re at a heightened risk for developing gum disease or have a history of dental problems, we may want to see you more often. And if you’re typically cavity-free and have a low risk of disease, you might get away with one exam per year. Dr. Siegel will tell you more about your oral health and what he recommends when you visit.
It’s never too early to set up your next appointment. Call us today to arrange your preventive care!
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