Importance of Regular Exams
Because of our commitment to preventive dental care, we recommend a checkup every six months. Most dental problems start small, but they can go through rapid growth phase. Regular checkups enable us to catch these problems before they become serious conditions:
• Plaque Buildup
• Cracked or Leaking Fillings
• Bad Bite
Plaque, which is a sticky film of food and bacteria that forms constantly on your teeth can harden in as little as 24 hours to become tartar. Even with proper brushing and flossing, most people aren’t able to remove all the plaque every day. The results is tartar buildup.
Plaque and tartar building are the main cause of gingivitis, which is an inflammation that makes gums swell and bleed. It is reversible, but if it’s not treated, it can lead to periodontal disease, which is an infection that causes receding gums, bone loss and sometimes tooth loss.
Misaligned or Missing Teeth
Misaligned or Missing Teeth can contribute to problems with the jaw joint, such as pain and soreness, difficulty in opening and closing your mouth and earaches.
To keep these dental problems from becoming serious, we recommend twice yearly checkups. Regular cleanings enable us to keep tartar from accumulating on your teeth.
We perform a thorough exam to check your gums, measure the bone levels around your teeth, look for cavities, check your restorations and examine your bite.
Regular exams, we can’t emphasize enough, are the best way to eliminate the growth phase of dental problems, spare you some issues in the future, and minimize the time and money you spend in the dental chair. #newtowndentalmullicahillcares