Many people only visit the dentist for restorations for a cavity, problems with their gums, gums, or other dental issues. While any dentist is here for you in these situations, it is also highly encouraged that you make regularly scheduled appointments for preventative care.
Dental cleanings and examinations go a long way toward preserving your dental health. If you have not seen a dentist for a while, you can count on the services of Dr. William Proffitt and the team at Proffitt Dentistry.
Here are a few benefits you should take advantage of with a preventative dental visit.
Seeing your dentist for a professional dental cleaning once every six months is one of the easiest ways to preserve your smile. While regular brushing and flossing can remove most plaque, there are still areas that are harder to reach where plaque can continue to thrive. When plaque is not removed, it will develop into tartar, a much harder-to-remove substance that will lead to gum disease and tooth decay, even tooth loss. Allowing your dentist to clean your teeth regularly will ensure tartar and plaque are removed, preserving the health of your teeth.
Many oral diseases, such as tooth decay and gum disease, are easy to treat without taking too much out of your wallet. It is only when dental issues are allowed to advance and go untreated that you will likely be looking at a much more involved plan that will cost you more money.
When you visit your dentist for a regularly scheduled checkup, they will perform a dental examination to spot signs of any developing disease so that it can be treated early in a simple manner. For instance, getting a filling is much easier on your tooth than getting a root canal, which will then also require a dental crown. An examination will also usually include an oral cancer screening which could very well be a lifesaver.
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