However, we urge you to think about the negative consequence before you cancel or postpone a dental check up because you believe it’s less important than some of the other items on your to-do list.
Regular Dental Exams Are Vital For Keeping Your Smile In Shape
Don’t be lulled by a false sense of security that your teeth are fine and you don’t need to get them cleaned at least twice a year. No news isn’t necessarily good news. Dental problems can be progressing without you being aware of it.
Your Gums May Be Receding
Gum recession doesn’t happen all at once. Gum tissue can move back almost imperceptibly until teeth and bone are in jeopardy.
Decay May Be Lurking
When the acids in plaque start drilling into a tooth, we usually don’t feel it until it has passed through the enamel and dentin and hits the nerve. Ouch! By that time, there is a crater in the tooth. Regular cleanings remove plaque before it can do any deterioration.
Prevent Oral Cancer
About 50,000 men and women will be diagnosed with oral cancer in the next 12 months. We will screen for oral cancer during your exam. As with all types of cancer, early diagnosis is essential.
After your entire mouth has been examined, we will detail what is needed moving forward. Whether that’s flossing more often or discussing major fixes such as braces, we will be sure that you get all the information you need to ensure your smile is bright and beautiful.
In addition to dental check ups, Island Dental provides a wide range of general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next six-month appointment with us today.