Why Regular Dental Check-Ups Are So Important

Regular dental checkups and cleanings are essential to good dental hygiene and health. SmileScapes Dentistry in Alpharetta recommends that patients receive a check up at least once every six months to help keep teeth clean and prevent gum disease and other health issues. That’s because, in addition to a dental cleaning, a dental checkup also includes extensive examinations intended to detect dental problems in their early stages.

Find out more about what goes on during a regular dental checkup at SmileScapes Dentistry to see why they are so important to not only your teeth, but your overall health and wellness.

Regular Checkups at SmilesScapes Help Keep Teeth and Gums Healthy

During a routinely scheduled dental checkup at SmileScapes Dentistry in Alpharetta, Dr. Robert Woods and your dental hygienist will examine your teeth and gums to gauge their overall health and address any issues such as cavities, cracked teeth, or teeth in need of crowns or other dental work.

By catching these issues in their early stages, our team can address them before they turn into more serious issues that can be a lot more painful – both physically and financially. Scheduling regular examinations with SmileScapes Dentistry means that you are proactively working towards better dental health and hygiene so that your smile will be beautiful and healthy for years to come.

Routine Dental Cleanings Clean Your Teeth of Plaque and Tartar

After an examination of your teeth and gums for signs of dental issues or disease, your dental hygienist will clean and polish your teeth, removing any plaque or tartar buildup that has accumulated since your last visit. While tartar can be removed through practicing good brushing and flossing habits at home, existing plaque can only be dealt with during a professional dental cleaning.

Regularly having the tartar and plaque buildup removed from your teeth helps prevent gum irritation and gum disease – not to mention leaving you with a sparkling smile!

Examinations Include Visual Screenings for Other Health Problems Too

In addition to examining your teeth and gums for dental issues, a regular dental checkup at SmileScapes Dentistry in Alpharetta also includes an examination of your cheeks, tongue, neck, and head for other issues such as diabetes, oral cancer, and vitamin deficiencies.

There are many diseases and health conditions that show symptoms in the gums and soft tissue of your mouth and throat before they cause other problems in your health or physical wellbeing.

Scheduling regular dental cleanings can help catch the warning signs of these diseases earlier so that they can be treated before they become serious.

Schedule a Dental Checkup at SmileScapes in Alpharetta

If you would like to schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Woods and the SmileScapes Dentistry team in Alpharetta, call us at (770) 551-0808 or fill out our online contact form.