Don't Neglect Your Regular Dental Visits

By Healthwest Dental Associates
January 30, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental visits  

Even if you have a healthy smile you still need to see us for routine care.

If you’ve been fortunate enough to not have to deal with cavities or gum disease or any other dental issues, you may think you are off the dental visitshook when it comes to seeing our Dothan, AL, dentists, Dr. H. Paul Hufham, III and Dr. Bayne Heersink, but not so fast. Even the healthiest smiles still require routine care to make sure they stay that way. What is it about these regular dental visits that are so important and how often should you get preventive care?

You Could Possibly Save Your Smile

Being able to catch decay early is the best thing you can do for your teeth. Since decay doesn’t typically cause symptoms sometimes the only way you’ll know that you have decay is by visiting our Dothan general dentist every six months for cleanings and exams. These visits are also a great way to check the health of your gums and detect early stages of gum disease when it’s still reversible. Prevent tooth loss by coming in every six months. The sooner we can detect and treat issues the better.

You’ll have a Smile That Looks Better

During a professional dental cleaning, we can get into all those nooks and crannies to remove tartar and plaque that has built up. Even the best brushes and flosses aren’t able to reach all of these areas, but by coming in twice a year for a profession cleaning we will get teeth cleaner and brighter and even prevent embarrassing issues like bad breath.

You Can Protect Your Health

Did you know that many systemic diseases can be detected by examining changes in your mouth? Through these regular checkups, we can pinpoint signs that you may be dealing with serious issues like diabetes or heart disease that you may not have even known about. Prevention is key for a healthy life.

We Could Just Save Your Life

A very important part of your routine visit is that we also perform an oral cancer screening. Everyone gets screened no matter their risk. The sooner we are able to detect a suspicious growth or lump the better the treatment outcome. Oral cancer is completely treatable when found early enough, but can be life-threatening if not caught in time. These painless screenings could save your life.

Here at Healthwest Dental Associates, we believe that prevention is key to maintaining a healthy smile. From fluoride treatments to routine care, we are here to provide our Dothan, AL, patients with the trusted dental care that they can turn to time and time again.