Missing Dental Checkups Can Give Cavities More Time To Grow

How important is it to make sure you keep up with all of your scheduled dental checkups? If you are doing a great job cleaning your teeth at home, and you have been able to protect yourself against cavities and gum disease, what would the harm be in suspending these preventive dental appointments? What you should know is that ongoing professional dental care can offer expert support for your smile that you cannot provide by yourself. You should also keep in mind that even in the absence of symptoms, there may be an issue with your oral health that your dentist can address.

You May Not Realize You Have A Cavity When One Starts To Form

A cavity will start to cause damage to your enamel, and it may do so without your knowing about it. Unfortunately, it can be easy to miss a cavity’s formation. This is why ongoing visits can be so valuable – your dentist may have to bring your attention to a problem you are totally unaware of! Keep in mind that delaying treatment on tooth decay can lead to more problems, and may leave you in need of a root canal treatment.

Combining In-Office And At-Home Care For Superior Cavity Protection

In-office and at-home care are both valuable in your fight to preserve your smile, and your oral health. Keeping up with semiannual checkups will allow your dentist the opportunity to monitor your dental health, and keep you informed about anything that needs to be treated. Your hygienist will also help in these visits by providing you with a detailed dental cleaning. You can do your part between visits by brushing and flossing, and limiting the amount of sugar you consume at meals and snacks.

Talk To Hillsview Dental About Arranging Your Next Dental Checkup

At Hillsview Dental, you can receive expert care every time you come in for an appointment. Our office is proud to offer ongoing superior care to patients of all ages. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian G. Criss, call Hillsview Dental today at 605-342-6652. We look forward to hearing from you!