The American Dental Association recommends you see your dentist at least twice each year for a checkup. At your checkup we will inspect your soft tissues for oral cancer, periodontal disease and other problems. The dentist will also look at each tooth in your mouth to assess problems such as tooth decay, cracks and deteriorating dental work. Sometimes old dental work wears out and needs to be replaced. We will be happy to replace metal fillings, inlays onlays and crowns with tooth colored alternatives.
By checking your mouth every six months, we can often reduce your potential for large dental problems. Left untreated, a small cavity can grow to destroy an entire tooth and spread to surrounding teeth. A cracked tooth can cause pain or break off and create additional problems. Furthermore, advanced gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss for American adults and oral cancer causes more than 7500 deaths each year. Caught and treated early, these diseases can be controlled.
If you have not scheduled a check-up lately, be sure to call us now to make your appointment! Children as young as two should visit the dentist and by age four or five they should be receiving regular checkups.