10 Apr

The Importance of Routine Dental Exams

Many people think they only need to go to the dentist when they have a problem. Some people may go in for occasional cleanings, but many people do not have routine dental exams. However, it is important to get your teeth cleaned and examined every six months to one year. Dental hygiene can change rapidly, and the sooner problems are detected, the easier they are to correct. Here are some excellent reasons to schedule your annual dental exam.

Gingivitis and Cavities

Did you know that more than 60 percent of adults suffer from some form of gingivitis or cavities? These periodontal diseases can occur long before you experience any pain or discomfort. Even though you might not have any symptoms, early gingivitis is easy to treat and can be detected by a dentist. You may also have the beginnings of cavities or a weakening of the teeth that can be resolved before you experience any pain or risk losing the tooth.

Cost Effective

Even if you do not have dental insurance, your routine dental exam is cost effective. The exam could turn up issues you’ve overlooked. The earlier cavities, gingivitis, and other conditions are found, the easier they are to treat. This also means that you spend less money overall on dental work. With the money you’ll save from getting an annual cleaning and avoiding complications that get worse with time, your exam could easily pay for itself!

If it has been six months or more since your last dental exam, contact us today for an appointment. We will perform a cleaning and complete dental exam, and can give you advice on your dental health. If any issues are found, we can address them quickly and effectively. Contact us today for your appointment.

Dr. Obrochta