Troy Family Dentist Emphasizes Importance of Routine Dental Visits

Written by Dr. Bentley on Sep 20, 2016

With all the family and business obligations we have these days, it can be a challenge to make time for routine dental visits. Even if you’re not experiencing any problems currently, trouble may be brewing within your teeth or gums.

Because you can’t see everything that’s going on inside your mouth, routine exams and dental cleanings are a must. The fact is that the best way you can maintain excellent dental health is by making these routine visits a priority for you and your family. The time to make appointments for your regular checkup with the Troy Family Dentist is before problems present themselves.

Routine Dental Checkups

During a routine dental exam, we will do a visual exam of your teeth to detect any problems that may be developing on the surface. Digital X-rays let us to see deep inside your teeth to find problems that cannot be seen with a simple oral exam. This allows our dentist to treat dental problems early in their development, protecting your oral health, avoiding discomfort and potentially saving you money.

Professional Dental Cleanings

The number one dental treatment for safeguarding your oral health is regular dental cleanings. You can be very proactive with your oral hygiene by brushing and flossing daily and avoiding sweet food and drinks.

As diligent as you may be, you simply cannot remove plaque and tartar that hides in the spaces between your teeth and under your gum line. If this material is not removed, bacteria can quickly spread, leading to infection and gum disease.

A thorough dental cleaning by the oral hygienist at our Troy Family Dentist office can remove damaging plaque and tartar, and virtually stop periodontal disease in its tracks. If you already have a history of gum disease, our hygienist will probably suggest more frequent cleanings to prevent the disease from reoccurring.

If you are overdue for a dental exam and cleaning, please contact our office, and we’ll be happy to make an appointment for you.