Your Dental Checkup Provides Important Smile Protection
Posted August 4, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
Your smile’s overall health benefits from both at-home care and professional preventive dental care. Your at-home care offers you daily protection against food debris and oral bacteria. By brushing and flossing regularly, you remove these harmful items from your teeth, which is vital to protecting yourself against gum disease and tooth decay. Of course, patients who are diligent about daily oral care practices should still go in for dental checkups. At these appointments, you receive a professional cleaning that exceeds what you can do for yourself. You also have a review of your smile’s condition performed by your dentist, who can warn you about potential threats, and recognize problems that have developed that will need treatment.
Professional visits involve a dedicated dental cleaning from your hygienist. This cleaning can take care of tartar, a sticky, stubborn material your brushing and flossing can leave behind. Tartar develops when plaque has time to harden. If you have tartar on your teeth, skipping regular checkups will allow tartar to stay in place, and pose a continuing threat to your oral health.
Skipping dental checkups can allow problems that would be addressed to go without care. This means you may find yourself with an advanced cavity that requires a root canal treatment. When you go in for regular visits, your dentist can identify tooth decay that is newly forming, meaning you can have treatment while the problem is still in its earlier stages.
If you are not currently going in for regular dental checkups, you are missing out on important preventive care, and leaving yourself open to the risk of more serious oral health problems. At Wager-Evans Dental, you can benefit from the comprehensive care provided at our practice. That means in addition to routine preventive services, you can receive care in the form of important restorative work, as well as cosmetic dental treatment. Located in Reno, NV, we provide superior treatment for residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845.