When it comes to improving and maintaining a healthy smile, one of the best general dentistry treatments you can take is keeping up with your routine dental cleanings and checkups. These visits monitor your oral health to identify changes in your gums or teeth that could cause serious dental or oral issues.
Catching decay or infections early and getting expedited treatment is the best way to deter expensive and invasive health problems down the road.
At Monaco Dentistry, we recommend our patients come in at least once a year for an exam and usually two times or more for regular cleanings.
Home oral hygiene is extremely important, and it is your best defense against many oral health issues. However, even if you are meticulous in your brushing, flossing and other oral care, you should still be coming in for regular cleanings. There are places that can be missed where plaque and tartar can hide. Our hygienist carefully examines your gum health and performs cleanings to help promote healthy gums. If there are any signs of gingivitis, receding gums or periodontal disease, we can begin treatment right away to stop the progression.
Even if you have no dental pain or noticeable damage to your teeth, you should still have regular checkups at least once a year. Not all oral health issues cause pain, but they could be present and jeopardize your health. Dental exams can find small cracks or damage to teeth that you may not see or feel. Our dental team also looks for any decay or infection during checkups. We also offer oral cancer screenings for early detection of tumors to protect your overall wellness.
Regular checkups and cleanings can help prevent dental issues and minimize the cost of dental care to maintain your oral health. If it has been over a year since your last checkup or over six months since your last cleaning, contact our office today. We accept many dental insurance plans that cover checkups and cleanings as preventive care.