Do you avoid going to your dental check-ups? Are you scared of what the Dr. Bakhtyari or your hygienist may uncover? Anxiety is a perfectly natural feeling and quite common when you’re dealing with the unknown but that fact is a preventative dental plan helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and supports a healthy, confident, smile.
At Premier Dental Care in Herndon, we tell all of our patients that preventing dental diseases and conditions starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet that is low in sugar and high in fiber. Prevention also includes regular dental exams every 6 months or as often as prescribed by Dr. Bakhtyari, routine cleanings, and x-rays when needed.
As part of any good oral care plan, a preventative maintenance program serves to avert the onset, progress, and recurrence of various dental diseases and conditions.
We have 6 very good reasons why you should not miss your next dental check-up:
1. Plaque, Tarter and Cavity Check:
Regular dental cleanings prevent tartar from eroding teeth or creating holes in them, which is how cavities are created.
2. Oral Cancer Detection:
With regular dental checkups every six months the likelihood of catching oral cancer in time is dramatically higher.
3. Gum Disease Check:
Regular dental cleanings are essential in catching and addressing gingivitis also known as gum disease.
4. X-Ray to Detect Underlying Issues:
Dental x-rays are an essential diagnostic tool that provides valuable information about the teeth and surrounding structures that may not be visibly apparent during a regular oral exam.
5. Head, Neck and Lymph Node Check:
At your check up your neck, jaw, and lymph nodes, located just below your jawline, are checked for any swelling, lumps, or other abnormalities, which if found, could signal a major health issue.
6. Preventing Periodontitis:
Regular dental check-ups are essential in catching periodontitis, a serious gum infection that damages gums and can destroy the jawbone. Periodontitis is the #1 cause of tooth loss in the world.
If you would like to schedule your next dental check-up please contact us!