You’ve established a solid at-home dental care routine, and you stick to it like glue (or should we say like tartar to teeth?). So, why do you need to visit the dentist for regular checkups? Aren’t you already doing enough by brushing and flossing twice a day, every day?
While practicing good oral hygiene at home is essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums, visiting the dentist at least once or twice a year (or as recommended) is still vital to maintaining your oral health, general health, teeth, and gums for life.
Dental checkups include a thorough cleaning, scaling, and polishing of your teeth. This removes plaque and tough-to-dislodge tartar from the teeth, helping patients control bacterial growth and keep tooth decay and cavities at bay.
No matter how well you brush and floss, plaque and tartar will accumulate on your teeth over time, creating pockets between the teeth and gums where harmful bacteria thrive. Left unchecked, this can turn into periodontal (gum) disease. Gum disease not only causes problems locally with your teeth and gums but can also harm your overall, systemic health. Visiting the dentist will help prevent you from developing gum disease.
During your checkup, our dentist will examine your mouth, looking for early signs of oral cancer to ensure early detection and more successful treatment outcomes.
Our dentist can help you improve your smile’s appearance and function. Your regular dental checkup is the perfect opportunity to find out how we can help you get the smile of your dreams.
Fear of the dentist is one of the most common reasons why people put off regular dental checkups. However, you don’t have to be afraid any longer. Sedation dentistry offers a variety of ways for everyone to keep up with their ongoing professional preventative dental care – without fear, stress, or anxiety.
If you’re due for your next dental checkup or are looking for a new dental office with which to establish care, Schaffer Dental Excellence welcomes you to schedule an appointment with us. We provide patients with high-quality dental care, personalized treatments, and a warm, friendly welcome.
To learn more about our comprehensive dental services or to schedule your next exam and cleaning, contact our San Diego dental office today.