Benefits of Routine Dental Checkup

Posted by SILVER FIRS DENTAL on Aug 25 2021, 10:57 AM

Every person should consider routine dental checkups once every six months to keep their teeth and gums healthy. Those who are willing to go for dental checkups are safe from any of the severe dental problems.

However, if you skip your routine dental checkups for whatever reason, you might end up paying a lot to the dentist, and the issue will also affect your peace of mind. So, we have piled some of the most significant benefits to get your dental checkups done regularly.

  • Prevents Cavities and Tooth Decay

Sometimes, even after brushing and flossing properly and regularly, it becomes difficult to reach some areas of the teeth. The area that is not cleaned properly becomes the breeding ground of bacteria that is the cause of dental problems like cavities, tartar, or tooth decay.

Getting a routine dental checkup every six months allows your dentist to examine the teeth and prevent them from these dental problems. If they even encounter early signs of these dental problems, they will treat them with fluoride treatment or fillings in case of larger cavities.

  • Prevents Gum Disease

The plaque and tartar accumulated not only affect the teeth but also affects the gums severely. The tartar buildup causes an infection to the gums and pulls away from the tooth, making them more exposed.

Not getting a routine dental checkup can not lead to massive dental treatments like surgery, extremely deep cleaning, and medication. It will impact both your peace of mind as well as your wallet. Thus, get your dental checkup done so that the gingivitis is cured before it becomes severe for the teeth.

  • Detects Oral Cancer Early

Apart from inspecting the teeth and gums, dentists will also look for signs of oral cancer in the patient’s mouth. It is done because early signs of oral cancer can be treated before it becomes a life-threatening disease for the patients.

The dentists examine the dead tissues caused by tumors with the help of specialized light. The examination is known as the VELscope cancer exam and it is painless and is done within a few minutes.

  • Detect Problems Under the Surface with X-Ray

Having a routine dental checkup every six months will allow the dentist to examine the surface of the teeth with the help of an X-ray. If the dentist finds any issue in the X-ray images, he immediately takes action to cure it. A patient with damaged teeth should take the X-Ray of their teeth every time during the routine dental checkup. 

These benefits are enough to make everyone understand the importance of routine dental checkups.

If you want to know more about routine dental care treatments, contact our dental experts at Silver Firs Dental in Mill Creek, Washington. Call us at (425) 225-5757, book an appointment online, or visit us at 13209 44th Ave SE #201, Mill Creek, WA 98012.

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