Do you feel like you have a superb at-home oral hygiene regimen? You may be wondering if you still need to visit the dentist. Many put off dental visits because they think their teeth look and feel great. However, just because you think your mouth is healthy, doesn’t always mean that it is.
Here are some reasons why we still recommend patients see a dentist even if they take good care of their teeth at home.
Silent Health Issues
Even if you feel like your mouth is healthy, there may be underlying issues that are invisible to the naked eye or that you might not be able to detect at home. With advanced technology, a dental team can evaluate your oral cavity for signs of decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. We can also sometimes detect undiagnosed medical issues that require treatment. Regular dental checkups can ensure that both dental and health issues are identified before they morph into more complex, costly problems.
Plaque & Tartar Buildup
Plaque is a harmful film of bacteria that continuously forms on your teeth and gums. If it isn’t brushed and flossed away, plaque eventually hardens into tartar. Even if you brush every day, it’s common to miss a few hard-to-reach spots when you brush your teeth, which can lead to plaque and tartar buildup. Our special dental tools can safely remove this hardened substance to protect your gums from irritation and infection. During your biannual professional cleanings, that plaque or tartar is removed to prevent more serious dental issues from arising.
Are you unhappy with the look of your smile? You shouldn’t have to settle! Cosmetic dentistry is another reason to see the dentist. Riverstone Dental Care, your cosmetic dentist in Canton, GA, can help you achieve the smile of your dreams with a variety of cosmetic treatments to choose from!
Schedule Your Checkup Today!
Overdue for your dental exam and cleaning? We’d love to take care of your smile at Riverstone Dental Care. We offer comprehensive dental care, including emergency dentistry. Please contact us today to schedule appointments for your entire family!
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