The Importance of Your Routine Dental Exam
You have probably been preached to time after time about how important it is to visit your dentist every six months, but do you really know all the ways avoiding these regular appointments can negatively affect your health? So much more goes on during your routine dental exam than you may think. Your oral health is vital to your overall health, and here at Gaston Dental Associates we are here to help ensure both remain in tip top shape!
Your Routine Dental Exam Helps Your Overall Health
Diseases that affect your entire body, like diabetes, are often first noticed within your mouth as sores or gum disease. We will always keep our patients’ general health in mind as we are performing a routine dental exam, and can help refer you to a physician or other healthcare specialist if we suspect there may be further issues that need to be checked out. We even check your neck for any lumps or abnormalities that could also help detect diseases.
Brushing your teeth and flossing twice a day are great ways to keep your mouth clean and healthy, and of course we recommend that you must continue with this kind of oral hygiene routine, but cleaning your teeth on your own cannot combat the plaque buildup and gum disease that our dental professionals will be able to treat with our special tools during your routine dental exam!
Getting Early Treatment
Through your routine dental exam, we can recognize and diagnose oral health issues while they are still easily treatable. If you wait years between each of your dental appointments with us, it can be much harder to treat, and even sometimes impossible to reverse, the following issues:
- tooth decay
- gum disease
- tooth stains and/or discoloration
- bad breath
- and even oral cancer!
If you have been putting off your regular dental visits and are in need of an exam and cleaning, call our front desk today at 704-396-6166 and a member of our team will help get you in as soon as possible! Rather not pick up the phone and call? You can also use our easy online scheduler to request your next appointment in just seconds!