Dental Check-Up and Clean
Going Beyond The Surface
Visiting the dentist only when a dental issue arises that causes you pain or discomfort is a risky way of keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Even those most dedicated to their oral hygiene routine can’t reach every spot in their mouth. Considering the number of bacteria our teeth and gums are exposed to, it pays to take a proactive approach to your oral health.
Keeping up with regular dental check-up and clean appointments is a proactive method of looking after your oral health. At our Palm Beach family dentist, we’re big believers in prevention. Having an experienced family dentist monitoring your and your family’s oral health to prevent any issues from arising is essential. This will help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health and avoid complex, costly dental treatment later on.
We recommend that our patients visit us every 6 months for a dental check-up to keep their oral health on track.
Brushing, flossing and examining the outer surface of your teeth and gums at home is doable. However, in a check-up and clean, your dentist can both examine and clean beneath the visible surface. We have special tools and technology to identify any potential dental problems and give your teeth and gums a deep clean.
Decay deep between your teeth and impacted wisdom teeth are common examples of dental issues that can be difficult to identify without a dental professional’s help. Left untreated, these issues can become major. Regular check-up and clean appointments mean your dentist can spot these potential issues early on and stop them in their tracks.
What to Expect During A Dental Check-Up and Clean
The Link Between Your Oral Health and General Health
Often when we think of oral health, we consider our ability to smile, eat and speak with confidence. But oral health goes far beyond the mouth. Your oral health has an impact on your general health and well-being too.
The World Oral Health Report (2003) stated that there is an evidence-based relationship between oral health and general health. Plenty of new evidence has emerged since supporting the case.
The relationship between oral health and general health exists in four ways: