Do you remember the last time you visited the dentist for a routine cleaning?
Visiting your dentist for routine checkups is important if you want to maintain good oral hygiene. Want to know why visiting our St. Louis, MO, general dentists Drs. Jeffrey and Jodi Johnson every six months for checkups could make life so much simpler for you and your smile? Let’s find out!
Preserve Your Teeth
One of the most obvious reasons that everyone should visit the dentist is to make sure that their teeth remain healthy. While maintaining good oral hygiene really begins with you, our St. Louis, MO, dentists also have the tools, treatments and skills to be able to prevent and even treat many issues that impact your teeth.
The goal of a general dentist is to always prevent dental problems whenever possible, and one of the surefire ways to greatly reduce your risk for cavities is to visit your dentist twice a year for cleanings. We can remove tartar buildup, which can erode tooth enamel if left on teeth.
Keep Gums Healthy
Another common dental problem that we see in adults is gum disease. The inflammatory condition can lead to tooth and bone loss if it isn’t properly treated. Since gum disease doesn’t often cause symptoms you may have it but not even notice until the later stages when the damage has already set in.
By coming into the office twice a year, we can pinpoint swelling and other early signs of gum disease that you might overlook. Catching gum disease early on could mean that we can also help you reverse it.
Detect Oral Cancer
With oral cancer on the rise, it’s more important than ever that people are following through with their six-month dental cleanings.
While there are certain risk factors such as smoking and poor diet that can increase your chances of oral cancer, this type of cancer can happen to anyone (even young adults). A simple, painless oral cancer screening conducted during your routine dental checkup will only take a couple of minutes but it could just save your life.
Our dentists have been creating healthy smiles in St. Louis, MO, through general dentistry for over 30 years. If you want a dental team that you trust to care for your family’s smiles then call our office today at (314) 427-7400.