Why Regular Checkups Are Important for a Healthy Smile
July 16, 2015
Oral Health News
Sedation Dental Group
Maintaining regular dental checkups, and having a consistent oral health history with your dental professional, both play an important part in keeping your smile healthy.
How to Obtain an Oral Health History
We understand that individuals move to different areas of the city, country, or even world throughout their lifetime, so keeping a consistent oral history can be difficult.
That is why we offer a variety of dental professionals across the Lower Mainland who will ensure you are up to date with all the basics necessary to keep you in optimal health. So it is never too late to begin an oral history.
The Basics of Dental Care
Dental Examination – your dental professional will provide you with a thorough examination that includes ensuring the health of your gums, teeth, and overall oral cavity, looking for any signs of decay or disease.
X-Rays – x-rays will also like be taken to see if there is anything happening below the gum level that your dentist should be made aware of. Jawbone damage, teeth that are impacted, abscessed teeth, cysts, tumors, as well as decay between the teeth.
Dental Cleaning – a thorough cleaning will also be conducted to remove any excess plaque and tartar from your teeth. This type of buildup can cause gum disease, lead to cavities, and attribute to bad breath – among other things.
How Often Should You Have a Dental Checkup
A dental checkup is recommended twice a year, along with a cleaning just as often. Cavities and gum disease are preventable so long as your oral health is maintained in this manner, along with proper oral hygiene.
Overall, consistent oral care will keep your teeth healthy and in top condition, but there are other factors that add to your risk of decay and disease which include: those who smoke, women who are pregnant, those with diabetes, those who already suffer from gum disease, and people with a weak immune system or bacterial infections.
At DentistsRUs, we pride ourselves in providing you with reputable dental professionals who can help you maintain your oral health. Call or click on any of our dentists below, and begin an active oral health history today!
Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC | View
Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC | View
Tri-City Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC | View
Coast Meridian Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC | View
New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster | View