Excellent oral care and annual checkups and cleanings go hand in hand. South Blvd Dentistry highly recommends coming at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning, as these cleanings help prevent the risk of more serious infections, decay and gum disease. Prevention through general dentistry, including cleanings and checkups, can also help minimize your dental expenses. Calculus is the root of most inflammations and infections, namely, gum disease. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. Regular dental care can help prevent these dental issues.
While most adults have professional cleanings twice a year to lower the risk for gum disease, following the recommendations of your dentist for home oral hygiene goes a long way in preventing gum disease, too. A few of these preventive care solutions are brushing twice a day, flossing and proper nutrition. Fruits, veggies and whole grains are rich in nutrients and are important for the health of your mouth.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
Comprehensive exams are another aspect of preventive care. You may not notice if your tooth is cracked and letting in bacteria, but a dental exam can bring it to light. Bacteria can lead to tooth decay as well as many other infections that can only be spotted by an x-ray. If your tooth or jaw is aching, this might be a sign that you have decay or infection in a tooth. Anytime you experience tooth pain, you should schedule a dental care visit immediately. Better yet, make an appointment for an exam before you experience pain.
Most of the treatments for issues found in a comprehensive exam fall under what your dental insurance covers, and so does the cleaning and exam. Why not make use of your benefits and have a healthy smile that will last a lifetime? Contact South Blvd Dentistry today to get your annual cleanings started.