At Hammond Pond have the experience and knowledge to make sure your teeth stay strong and healthy. If you’ve never had dental problems or your teeth aren’t bothering you – then you probably wonder why you need to see a dentist every 6 months. If you are, you’re not the only one! While regular dental visits may not seem like they are accomplishing very much, these appointments are essential to preventing extensive (and expensive) dental needs later on.
Routine Dental X-Rays
X-rays aren’t something to be paranoid about. These low radiation digital images make it possible to pinpoint problems before symptoms start. Capturing the density of tooth enamel between the teeth and examine areas below the gumlines are why this essential step should be paired with an exam at least once a year.
Gum Disease Screening
Gum disease is the #1 cause of tooth loss in adults. It starts out as something as simple as gingivitis, but most people don’t realize that they have gum disease until they’re close to losing their teeth. Your dentist or hygienist will record attachment levels to identify spots of disease before they spread throughout the rest of your mouth.
Regular dental exams allow your dentist to monitor the integrity of your teeth and existing fillings. If certain areas are beginning to demineralize or need to be replaced – early steps can be taken. The key is to reverse or treat these problems when they are as small as possible, instead of waiting for them to cause big issues later on.
Having clean teeth and fresh breath is great, but it also helps you prevent gum disease. As tartar buildup deposits along the gumlines, it also forms under them. Your hygienist will remove the bacteria before it can cause permanent damage – plus you’ll get to have all of your surface stains polished away!
If it’s been longer than 6 months since your last check-up, call Hammond Pond Dental Group today. We’ll help you enjoy a healthier, stronger smile for life.