No matter how excellent of an oral health care routine you are keeping at home, no matter if you’re brushing and flossing twice a day, rinsing your mouth after every meal, etc. etc. there are still issues that arise that you might miss. This can leave you vulnerable to serious dental health issues. Scheduling regular checkups and cleanings with your dentist can help you catch these problems and treat them quickly. The benefits of dental checkups are many. Contact your dentist and ask to schedule a dental checkup!
Despite your best efforts, you may have missed a plaque-covered area of your tooth while brushing. Plaque only needs 24 to 48 hours to calcify and turn into tartar. Tartar is extremely difficult to remove without the tools that your dentist has on hand. When you schedule dental checkups with your dentist, it allows your dentist to remove any plaque and tartar that may have built up before it develops into gum disease, cavities, or infection.
Checkups are a simple way of early detection that can prevent serious dental health issues from developing. During the checkup, your dentist performs a quick and comfortable digital X-ray imaging that allows your dentist easy viewing of your mouth, digital Panorex for panoramic imaging, and lastly your dentist takes images of the lining of your mouth so you can see what the dentist is seeing the during examination.
Regular checkups and cleanings allow your dentist to spot the signs of gingivitis. Gingivitis is a gum disease that results from excessive oral bacteria (such as plaque and tartar) gathering along your gum line. Using an ultrasonic scaler, your dentist can remove the bacteria under your gums more efficiently and comfortably than usual manual scalers.
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Scheduling regular dental checkups can help keep your smile safe. Contact us at our local Shrewsbury, MA office at 508-842-8838.