Routine dental checkups are important because they allow us to screen for and intervene dental issues early. For example, if you have gingivitis, we can treat it before it becomes gum disease. Or if you have demineralized enamel, it will eventually cause tooth decay if left untreated.
How Often to Schedule Dental Checkups
Most people with healthy teeth and gums need a checkup every six months. Having your teeth and gums checked on a regular basis because it can help stop issues before they get worse. In most cases, treatments involve less invasive procedures that are also more affordable. Or we can avoid them completely with the help of things like:
- Fluoride treatment
- Protective sealants
- Modified oral hygiene instruction
- Nutritional counseling
Plus, dental checkups are important for your overall health. Poor oral health has been linked to a number of other health problems such as heart disease, stroke, and even diabetes.
Best of all, dental exams and cleanings are usually covered by your insurance. So, if you’re on the fence about whether or not to schedule one, keep in mind that it’s likely your insurance will help cover the cost and typically “pays for itself” given the benefits that it offers.
Without regular preventative care, gum disease can take over and require more extensive and frequent cleanings to get your oral health under control.
Dental Checkups at Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
The longer you wait to schedule your checkup, the greater the risk of oral health complications. We can help you get your smile back on the right track when you schedule your next exam and cleaning. Contact us today for an appointment!