You only have one set of adult teeth. It is vital that you take care of your teeth with regular dental care. Going long periods without proper dental care can lead to very serious problems with your teeth and overall health. Here at the office of Paul D. Nifong, Jr., DDS, we recommend regular dental care for the following reasons:
- See Damage Under the Surface– Most oral damage cannot be seen by the naked eye. X-rays must be used to see problems that are under the surface. During your regular dental care appointments, x-rays will be used to locate any damage that cannot be detected by just looking.
- Gum Disease – Regular dental care is a must to help prevent larger issues like gum disease from occurring. Allowing plaque and tartar to build up can lead to gum disease. You can help to keep your mouth healthy and disease-free with regular dental care checkups.
- Cavities – Cavities are painful and annoying. No one wants to hear that they have a cavity. The best way to prevent a cavity from forming is to regularly have your teeth checked and cleaned to prevent plaque buildup.
- Oral Cancer – Early detection of oral cancer is the best way to prevent more serious issues and health concerns from developing. This is usually done by a dental professional during routine and regular checkups.