Are you doing all you can to keep your teeth and gums healthy? While brushing and flossing are crucial steps, you also need to visit your dentist for routine maintenance appointments. Routine general dentistry appointments go beyond what you can do at home to ensure that your teeth, gums and mouth are as healthy as possible.

Reasons for Routine Maintenance

Routine dental maintenance provides several benefits including:

  • Fresher Breath - halitosis is often a signal of periodontal disease. Keeping your gums healthy and clean will help your breath stay fresh.
  • Tartar Removal - Over time your teeth build up tartar and plaque, even below the gum line, which can cause serious oral health problems. The best brushing and flossing routines cannot prevent this, and that tartar needs to be removed professionally in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
  • Better Appearance - Routine maintenance will help prevent staining and other aesthetic problems with your teeth.

With these benefits, why would you overlook a routine checkup or cleaning?

What to Expect at Your Appointment

At Clearwater Family & Sedation Dentistry, general dentistry appointments are rarely stressful and cause little discomfort. Your dentist will check inside your mouth for signs of problems, such as:

  • Gum disease
  • Tongue health issues
  • Bite problems
  • Oral cancer
  • Loose teeth
  • Changes in the gums

We will likely take x-rays to check the health of your teeth and will also check to ensure that the contact between your teeth is as it should be. We will also check any dental appliances you may be using. Finally, most routine dental appointments include a visit from one of our dental hygienists to ensure that your teeth are as clean as possible when you leave. If you have dental insurance, much of these general dentistry tasks will be covered.

Don't neglect your teeth by ignoring these routine appointments. Call Clearwater Family & Sedation Dentistry today for your appointment.