Get On Track For Great Dental Health In 2017
It’s never too soon to think about your dental health. If it’s been some time since you’ve had a checkup, start the new year by making a call to schedule an appointment with us at Premier Dentistry in Charlotte, NC. The American Dental Association recommends twice-yearly examinations for most people, although your dentist may ask you to schedule more visits based on your individual needs and risk of dental disease.
Regular dental visits can help spot dental health problems early on when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable. They also help prevent many problems from developing in the first place. Visiting your dentist regularly is also important because some diseases or medical conditions have symptoms that can appear in the mouth.
During the exam, the dentist or hygienist will evaluate your overall health, and ask about any medications you may be taking that can affect your oral health. Medicine that causes dry mouth, for example, can increase your risk of tooth decay; arthritis might prevent you from brushing your teeth effectively. A discussion with your dentist can help identify alternatives; e.g., using an electric toothbrush might be the solution for you.
Gingivitis is a common gum disease which can be painful. The gums are tender and swollen from a bacterial infection caused by plaque buildup. A thorough cleaning during the visit will help prevent tooth decay and gingivitis. Left untreated, it can even lead to tooth loss or more serious gum diseases such as periodontitis.
Last but not least, regular dental exams serve as a great reminder of how you need to treat your teeth and gums between visits.
A dental assistant can give you proper training on brushing, flossing and the importance for regular exams. Following expert advice from your dental health professional will help keep your teeth, gums and whole body healthy. Are you looking for a great dentist in the Charlotte area? Look no further Premier Dentistry is now accepting new patients. Call today to schedule your visit 704.419.8168.