While we may spend a lot of time considering our general health, we may spend a little less time thinking about our oral health than we should. With gum disease and dental decay being common health problems, we need to take time out for our smiles to make sure they last a lifetime. This means seeing your dentist regularly for preventive care.
Why should I see my family dentist?
Your family dentist focuses on preventive care; therefore, it’s important that you keep up with your routine dental visits to prevent gum disease, cavities or infections from occurring. However, your family dentist can also detect, diagnose and treat dental problems. During your routine visit we will perform a thorough and professional teeth cleaning, as well as an exam. We will also conduct X-rays once a year to detect cavities that we might not be able to see.
Even if you follow a strict oral regime at home, you still need to see your family dentist for a proper cleaning and to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy. Children should especially see their family dentist regularly to make sure their mouths are developing properly.
When should you see your Charlotte dentist?
Did you know that you should be seeing your dentist every six months for routine visits? If not, you aren’t alone. However, regular dental visit will ensure that we detect any early dental problems while they are still easy to manage. Early detection will also reduce the risk of tooth or gum damage and prevent more expensive and invasive treatments. Routine visits are a vital part of maintaining a healthy smile.
You should also see your family dentist if a dental emergency arises. This happens more often than you would think. From a knocked-out tooth to a simple toothache, we can treat these serious problems before they wreak havoc on your smile. More often than not, we can save your tooth and preserve your natural smile if you come in to see us right away.
If it’s time to schedule you or your child’s next dental appointment, call us today. Put your oral health first and reap the benefits of a beautiful, healthy mouth.