If I Brush And Floss Every Day, Why Do I Still Need To See The Dentist?
When was the last time you visited our office for an oral hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months, then you are due for a visit! Unfortunately, some patients only visit our office when they are experiencing a complication or problem with their oral health. Only visiting our office when you are experiencing a concern means opening yourself up to procedures and treatments that could have been prevented. Read on to learn more about the importance of routine dental care.
Isn’t Brushing My Teeth at Home Enough?
Of course, you understand the importance of maintaining a proper oral hygiene routine at home. Brushing your teeth, flossing, and using mouthwash daily is essential, but that is only part of what gives you an overall healthy smile. Receiving routine oral hygiene examinations and professional cleanings at our office is just as important. When you visit us, we clean and remove tartar and bacteria that have accumulated in the nooks and crannies of your mouth. Doing this on a regular basis helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
We Look For Warning Signs
Aside from thoroughly cleaning your teeth, we also check them for warning signs and problems with your oral health. Not only can we spot current issues, but we can also see areas of the teeth and gums that need to be monitored for problems in the future. In addition to problems like tooth decay, we also check for gum disease and oral cancer. If these conditions go undetected, they can become real health concerns. Gum disease that remains untreated can lead to more severe problems, such as diabetes and heart disease, while untreated oral cancer can become life-threatening.
If it has been longer than six months since you and your loved ones have visited us for an oral hygiene examination and cleaning, we encourage you to contact our office in Northridge, CA to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!