In order to maintain a healthy mouth, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you visit your dentist at least twice a year, and we agree. All of us at Creekview Dental in Woodbury want to express the importance of visiting us at least every six months for optimum oral and overall health.
When you maintain regular visits with your Woodbury dentist, you can avoid certain dental issues like tooth decay and swollen gums. While these may not seem problematic at first, they can lead to other major dental problems such as gum disease, cracked or broken teeth, abscesses and sometimes even tooth loss, if left untreated. During biannual visits, Liz our dental hygienist will perform a thorough cleaning and Dr. Haag will perform an exam. These regular visits allow us to diagnose any lurking problems and treat them before they become dangerous to your smile, and your health.
Many untreated dental issues can lead to other serious health conditions like strokes, heart disease and even certain cancers. Regular dental visits help prevent these scary health problems with early diagnosis and treatment. At your six month checkups, we’ll look for gum disease, screen for oral cancer, evaluate your bite and perform other preventive screenings. If you’re at higher risk for gum disease or decay, we may recommend that you make appointments more frequently than every six months.
Don’t wait for dental problems to creep up on you or cause serious health problems. Be proactive with your health and contact Creekview Dental to schedule an appointment today. We’d love to help keep your smile, and your body, healthy.