highly likely that after visiting our practice, you understand the value of a
thorough, professional dental cleaning. It’s also likely that you may not fully
understand the importance of a complete exam and radiographs.
are many reasons the exam is an important part of your oral health
Exams allow the doctor to evaluate for signs of health conditions. Many health
conditions present early signs and symptoms in the mouth, including: Crohn’s,
Addison’s, Leukemia, Diabetes, Lupus, Anemia and many others. Skipping an exam
could prevent your dentist from screening for oral manifestations of systemic
According to research, one American dies every hour from oral cancer. A
thorough complete examination can catch early signs of oral cancer, allowing
for early treatment, which can be key to survival.
Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and is related to
serious systemic health conditions such as heart disease and stroke, among many
others. Evaluating your soft tissue and bone health allows our team to identify
early signs of periodontal disease, which can allow for prevention and early
treatment. This is vital for your oral and overall health.
Radiographs provide valuable insight. Decay and other oral health issues are
often hidden from the human eye. Radiographs (X-Rays) allow us to find what we could
not otherwise see, allowing for early treatment and less invasive
Whether it has been 6 months or 6 years since your last appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’re here for you and your heath and comfort are our main concerns.
Keeping up optimal oral health takes more than brushing and
flossing. Maintaining oral hygiene demands a bit of work, but it is worth it in
the long run. Here are four ways you can improve your dental health right now.
Replace your toothbrush more often. When
was the last time you replaced your toothbrush? A month ago? Six months? Most
people don’t swap out a new brush often enough, which can lead to reduced brush
effectiveness. Change your brush at least every three months. Be sure to switch
after having an infection like the cold or flu to prevent reinfection.
Lay off the fizzy drinks. The acids
present in soda wear away enamel, weakening your teeth and leaving them vulnerable
to decay. In fact, people who drink three or more glasses of soda per day
experience about 62% more tooth decay than those who choose another beverage
Opt for chocolate. Everyone loves a sweet
treat now and then, but did you know that certain candies are better for your
teeth than others? The American Dental Association reports dark chocolate is
the healthiest option, as it is soft and washes off your teeth easier than
other candies. Hard, sticky, and sour goodies should be avoided, because they
can stick to your teeth and even cause chips or cracks if you bite down too
your dentist. Trips to our office should occur at least twice a year—not
just when you have a toothache. We offer preventative care, vital education,
and important cleanings, which are all part of maintaining excellent oral
We are pleased to offer a variety of solutions to keep your smile healthy. We are also able to customize a health plan tailored to your specific needs. Book your appointment today.
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