Is It Time For Your Checkup?

Dentist examining oral cavity of young African-American man working in in dental clinic with assistant.Your oral health consists of more than just a cavity hunt. In fact, seeking assistance from a professional can help you maintain a lifelong healthy smile if you make sure to follow an adequate health routine. If not, you will endure minor to major concerns such as infections, decay, and even tooth loss. In today’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist will take a look at what we provide during a routine checkup, as well as how it is necessary to attend one once every six months to monitor the progression of your smile.

Preventing Major Concerns

As human beings, it is no surprise that sometimes things take a backseat as we rush around during our hectic schedules. The unfortunate truth of the matter is, however, sometimes one of those things just so happens to be our oral health. Indeed, things come up and other necessities may need to be addressed first, however, there are some factors such as your smile’s health that you really do not want to let slip.

Most dental offices recommend attending a routine checkup at least once every six months in order to properly monitor the progression of any minor concerns that may develop, as well as prevent them from progressing into major concerns. In addition to your appointments, we encourage a healthy balance of great preventive care at home as well as paying mind to the types of foods and beverages you consume.

Checking for Abnormalities

During your dental checkup, your dentist will take care to check your teeth for any sign of decay, trauma, damage, or infection. What’s more, we will make sure to check the surrounding tissues for signs of inflammation or swelling, as well as the tongue, lips, cheeks, and back of the throat for any signs of abnormalities through an oral cancer screening. You see, your teeth are not the only structures comprising your oral health, and making sure everything is healthy and functioning as it should is needed to maintain a lifelong smile.

Removing Deposits of Plaque

In addition to your dental checkup, we will provide a cleaning to remove deposits of oral bacteria in the form of plaque or tartar. These deposits can become increasingly difficult to remove and even house the bacteria that cause bad breath. What’s more, these deposits can lead to the development of periodontal disease and other conditions. To learn more, reach out to our office today.

Schedule Your Visit

Your oral health is comprised of more than just your teeth, and paying mind to take care of every aspect is necessary to ensure a lifelong healthy smile. Contact Melrose Dental Arts in Vista, CA by calling 760-724-9117 to find out more about the necessity of attending your routine checkup or schedule your appointment today.