Why are Dental Checkups Important?
Everyone should have regular dental checkups, whether or not there are any ongoing dental issues. Dental checkups are an important part of your overall health and wellness.
How Do Dental Checkups Help Detect Oral Cancer?
Oral cancer can be a very serious disease, and if it is not diagnosed early, it can become life threatening. Fortunately, when in its early stages, oral cancer is usually treatable. During your dental checkup, we will look for any signs of oral cancer and may recommend other diagnostics if we find a reason for concern. These exams are non-invasive and pain-free. They only take a few minutes to complete and check for any signs of dead tissues caused by tumors.
How Do Dental Checkups Help Prevent Cavities, Plaque, and Tartar?
Even if you brush and floss twice a day, you can still have issues with plaque and cavities. There are parts of your teeth and mouth that can be difficult to clean with regular brushing and flossing at home. The routine teeth cleaning that you receive at your dental checkup can help remove plaque and tartar from those hard to reach areas and help you avoid serious issues by detecting cavities early.
Do Dental Checkups Help to Keep Bad Habits in Check?
There are several bad habits that many of us have that lead to issues with dental health. Drinking sugary sodas, eating too many sweets, and smoking are just a few habits that could do damage to your teeth and gums.
Sometimes it helps to have a gentle reminder from a healthcare professional about how bad these habits are to our health and overall wellbeing, especially if they are noticing negative effects on your oral health. Visiting us here at See Me Smile Dental regularly can help you keep your bad habits in check and stay on a healthier path. We can also answer questions and make suggestions based on your lifestyle habits.
Can Dental Checkups Discover Unknown Problems Under the Surface?
Dental X-rays are often a crucial part of dental checkups. That's because they can detect problems under the surface you may not already know about. Issues like cysts or tumors and bone or tooth decay can be detected using a digital X-ray. In many cases, these problems can be treated or reversed if they are caught in time. Keeping your dental appointments and agreeing to have an X-ray will help you take care of potential health issues before they become a bigger threat.