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Prevention Of Oral Health Issues Through Regular Dental Checkups

Posted on 1/23/2023 by Watermark Dentistry
Prevention Of Oral Health Issues Through Regular Dental CheckupsThere is a common misconception touting that children are the only ones who have a sweet tooth. Adults, too, are fond of sweet delicacies that can affect our oral health just as much as they affect that of children. Prevention of oral health issues falls under the branch of preventive dentistry. Here we detail preventive dentistry and how it is tied to regular dental checkups.

Preventive Dentistry

Preventive care or dentistry is the practice of maintaining proper oral health to prevent oral health issues such as cavities, enamel wear, and gum disease. It is the most common and cheapest practice of dentistry as it deals with oral health issues before they arise. While brushing and flossing are good ways to prevent oral health issues, the two are the bare minimum. That is where regular dental checkups come in.

Regular Dental Checkups

The frequency of your dental checkup appointments depends on your oral health. Patients are advised to do at least two dental checkups per year or as instructed by the dentist. Dental checks make it possible for dentists to diagnose any impending issues and treat them before they become too hostile.

During a dental checkup, a dentist inspects the gums, teeth, and mouth. The professional also asks about any issues you have had since your last visit, which makes part of your medical history. Besides, the dentist advises on maintaining good oral health and performs any procedures, if need be. The examination may include X-ray images and 3D scans for patients experiencing constant pain to ascertain the root cause.

A dentist will also perform professional tooth cleaning to remove plaque. It also helps to clean areas that cannot be reached by a toothbrush. If you need dental checkups, call us today, and we will schedule an appointment for you to help you prevent oral health issues.

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