The Importance of Regular Dental Visits
We understand that day-to-day life can be very hectic. Between work, family, and social commitments, it’s tough to make that extra effort to care for your dental health. At DeForest Dental, we want to make your regular dental visit a relaxing and positive experience.
Routine dental care is very important. We can detect tooth decay early, which saves time, money, and your teeth! It is significantly less expensive to treat a cavity in its early stages with a filling, rather than waiting until the tooth needs more extensive work (such as a root canal and crown). Even if you brush and clean between your teeth each day, your teeth need professional cleanings at the dental office. Professional cleaning helps remove stains, plaque and calculus (tartar) from your teeth to keep you smile bright and healthy. It also helps prevent and treat periodontal (gum) disease. At your dental appointment, we check the health of your teeth and gums to ensure that all is well. A careful exam of your mouth is important to detect signs of oral cancer, and other problems, at an early stage when they are easier to treat.
Taking care of your oral health is important throughout life span. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 90% of adults in the U.S. over 20 years of age have, or have had, tooth decay. Nearly one-quarter have untreated tooth decay. Periodontal disease is also very common; almost half of adults over 30 years of age have periodontitis. Regular dental visits are also important for denture wearers to ensure a proper fit.
Check out this link within the ADA Patient Smart area of our website to learn more: Why You Should See Your Dentist
Please give us a call or send us email to make your next cleaning and exam appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!