Why Having Regular Dental Checkups is Important
We know – it may feel like just yesterday that you were at your last dental checkup, but you’re already getting a reminder for your next scheduled appointment. Do you need to make it to all of those six-month checkups?
While it may be tempting to skip a few of those regular checkups, especially if your teeth and gums are healthy, you could end up regretting it in the future. Regular dental checkups and cleanings should be viewed as an important part of maintaining not just your oral health, but your overall health as well. Here are just a few of the reasons that you should make regular dental checkups a part of your health maintenance routine.
Preventative Care Works
It is much simpler (and less expensive!) to prevent some of the most common dental issues from ever starting than it is to treat them after they’ve developed – and the best way to do this is to see your dentist for those regular checkups and cleanings. You may take excellent care of your teeth and gums between visits, but it’s almost impossible to receive the quality of care that your dentist can provide on your own.
Frequent Checkups Make it Easier to Spot Potential Problems
When you are receiving regular dental checkups, it will be easier for your dentist to recognize the signs of any possible concerns. You’ll also have a thorough record of your dental health history, which can help pinpoint when and where an issue may have started. This is especially important when you consider the kind of things that your dentist can observe in the course of your checkup – like signs of gum disease, vitamin deficiency, diabetes and even oral cancer.
You’ll Look and Feel Better
The healthier your teeth and gums are, the better and brighter your smile will be. And as anyone who has ever dealt with the self-conscious anxiety of hiding their smile in public due to the poor condition of their teeth can tell you, smiling or laughing without worry is not only a luxury – it’s a huge self-esteem booster! Regular checkups can help you ensure that you keep that smile looking beautiful.
Are you ready for that next checkup yet? Contact Southern Oaks Dental Care today at (409) 835-6257 to schedule your next visit. We look forward to seeing you!