Regular Dental Care Will Keep You Smiling
Most people will need to see their dentist every six months for check-ups and hygiene appointments but we know it is all too easy to ignore reminders. If your teeth feel fine and you don’t have any symptoms then it is tempting to miss regular check-ups but this can be far costlier in the longer term. A good preventative dental care regime that includes regular professional dental care will help your natural teeth to last longer and is easier on your wallet. Additionally, you are far less likely to need a Beaverton emergency dentist and your checkup will include regular oral cancer screenings which could even save your life.
How Regular Dental Care Will Help Protect Your Dental and General Health
When you visit Definition Dental, our dentist will carefully examine your mouth for any signs of disease. Every tooth will be checked for signs of lesions that could indicate tooth decay and your gum health will be assessed. Any early problems can soon be treated and this is a huge advantage as treatment will be faster, less invasive and cheaper. Sometimes treatment might not immediately be necessary as our dentist will simply want to monitor your dental health from one visit to the next. We can provide you with a fully customized preventative dental care plan which will show how often you should visit us and details of any other preventative treatments we feel might help improve or protect your dental health.
Your regular check-ups will also detect any signs of gum disease. This common problem can destroy your gums and the bone around your teeth, ultimately leading to tooth loss. It can also affect your general health as advanced gum disease (periodontal disease) has been linked to many serious health problems including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers. The early stages of gum disease are easily treated and are reversible, whereas the latter stages can become chronic and are much trickier and more expensive to treat.
Why Oral Cancer Screenings are Important
Oral cancer is a disease that can often be successfully treated when detected soon enough and it is highly likely your dentist is the only medical professional who regularly examines the inside of your mouth. Our dentist will carefully check all the soft tissues of your mouth for any changes to the color or texture, or for any sore spots that fail to heal properly. It is unlikely that we will find anything wrong, but if we do then a small sample of cells can be taken and sent for analysis.
Hygiene Appointments Will Keep Your Mouth in Great Shape
It is a good idea to book a hygiene appointment at the same time as your check-up with our dentist in Beaverton, OR. Our dental hygienist will professionally clean your teeth, leaving your mouth beautifully fresh. A professional cleaning removes tartar from teeth, reducing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. We can also provide customized advice on caring for your teeth at home, including practical demonstrations on brushing and flossing techniques and the best tools to use.
By working with you, we can help you achieve and maintain a lovely healthy smile, we hope for life. If you need to see a dentist in Portland, OR for a check-up, contact us today to schedule your appointment or book an appointment online.