We are all told we should get regular dental checkups, but why are dental checkups so important? What is the dentist looking for? One of the things they will be looking for is plaque buildup on your teeth. Plaque is one of the largest causes of gum disease. Recent studies have linked gum disease to an increased risk of stroke and heart attacks. Having regular
checkups will decrease the chances that your permanent teeth will need to be replaced. Having to replace your permanent teeth can be costly and who doesn’t want to keep their own teeth? Also helpful is that your smile will be bright and white. Having a great smile will boost your confidence since regular cleanings will help remove stains on your teeth. Sometimes toothbrushes won’t remove food in hard to reach places. These bits of food can cause bad breath. Having a checkup and a cleaning will remove all possible bits of residue or unwanted matter in your teeth. Making sure your breath smells fresh. One of the most important aspects of a regular checkup is that your dentist can detect anything of possible concern. This is your dentists time to identify anything that may cause your issues in the future. This means that preventative action can be taken to mitigate any of your future discomfort. Without this regular checkup then the dentist can’t do his or her job well. Schedule your regular checkup today and start gaining all the benefits!