The Dental Checkup Checklist: The Routine Care You Deserve

What good are routine dental checkups REALLY doing for your oral health, and your smile? Sure, having your dentist check on your teeth can be nice when you think something is wrong, but if you feel fine, is it worth the trip? There are two big things you should understand when it comes to routine dental care. One is that you may not realize when something is wrong with your smile. As a cavity starts to form, it damages your enamel, and you may not notice until it grows more serious. You should also know that when your hygienist is able to provide you with a regular detailed cleaning, your overall cavity risk is reduced.

Preventive Care Through A Professional Teeth Cleaning

You may think you are taking great care of your teeth on your own, but your hygienist can offer the kind of deep cleaning that will make a huge difference to your overall oral health. One big advantage of these sessions is that your hygienist can spot – and remove – tartar. You can stop tartar from forming, but know that once it does, it will take professional care to remove it.

A Careful Screening For Oral Health Problems

Your dentist takes a careful look at your oral health every time you go in for a routine appointment. That can lead to the discovery of problems you are totally unaware of! A small cavity may have formed on a tooth – receiving care early means limiting the amount of harm that decay will ultimately do to your tooth. They will also be checking for other issues with your teeth, gums, and mouth. Your visual inspection even includes a check for early signs of oral cancer.

Talk To Hillsview Dental About Scheduling A Routine Dental Checkup

At Hillsview Dental, you can look forward to excellent preventive care through Dr. Criss. By regularly attending checkups, you will have an easier time avoiding cavities, and you will enjoy early detection and treatment for any problems that do form. To set up a consultation with Dr. Brian G. Criss, call Hillsview Dental today at 605-342-6652. We look forward to hearing from you!