According to the American Dental Association, it is highly recommended that you visit your dentist every six months to receive a routine exam and professional cleaning. However, we know it can be difficult to make time in your busy schedule to book your next appointment. So if you’re looking for a little extra motivation to book your next appointment, look to these four ways you can benefit from your routine dental check-up!
1. To prevent disease.
One of the most important reasons to visit your dentist is to prevent disease. Gum disease, in particular, is quite common—affecting 75% of Americans over the age of 35!— and yet many patients don’t even notice the symptoms. While the symptoms of gum disease are not always easily apparent, this disease can have serious health consequences. It has been proven to be linked to stroke, heart disease, respiratory illness, and even complications with pregnancy. Thankfully, with regular visits to the dentist, this disease is easily preventable and can be treated.
2. To remove tartar buildup from your teeth.
Have you ever noticed a hardened, brown substance on your teeth that you just can’t scrape away with floss or a toothbrush? If so, then you know the frustration of having tartar stuck to your teeth. Tartar is actually plaque that has calcified over time, and can have unfortunate consequences for your oral health—particularly your gums. Tartar can irritate the gums and lead to gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. Tartar can only be removed at the hands of a skilled dental professional. Therefore, to ensure that tartar buildup doesn’t wreak havoc on your gums, it is important to visit your dentist every six months.
3. To save money.
Dental work to treat severe oral health problems such as tooth extractions, gum grafts, and root canals can get quite costly. However, by visiting your dentist regularly, you can receive preventative cleanings and screenings to keep your mouth healthy and catch oral health issues in their earliest stages. Ultimately, being proactive about your oral health will allow you to keep money in your pockets and save you from painful restorations down the line!
4. To improve the appearance of your smile.
A healthy smile is a beautiful smile! With every visit to the dentist, you’ll receive a thorough professional cleaning to make your teeth and gums look good as new! Also, we provide various cosmetic treatments—from Zoom! Teeth Whitening to porcelain veneers— that can give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Simply speak with us during your routine check-up about how you’d like to transform your smile, and we’ll discuss your treatment options!
Would you like to set up your next routine dental check-up? Call Caputo Dental of Naperville today!