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Why are Dental Checkups so Important?
A dental checkup is a thorough examination of your overall oral health. Regular exams will help catch issues like gum disease and cavities early on before they create more serious issues like tooth loss.
Along with revealing signs of cavities, oral cancer, and gum disease, it can also give you early insight into other important health concerns.
Your mouth will often show early signs of conditions like diabetes and heart disease before the rest of your body will. Identifying these issues early is one of the biggest benefits of regular dental checkups.
What to Expect at a Dental Checkup
At a dental checkup, your Marketplace Dentistry dentist will carefully examine your teeth, gums, mouth, and throat.
This visual exam will allow your dentist to see signs of cavities, oral cancer, and gum disease.
An exam can either be done on its own or combined with a dental cleaning, which is most common.
If you are having an exam and cleaning during the same visit, your dentist will perform the exam after the cleaning.
While a dental checkup may be done during the same visit as teeth cleaning, it is not the same service. While a cleaning includes the removal of plaque buildup from the teeth, a checkup is an exam that inspects your overall oral health.
For most patients, just 2 dental cleanings and 2 dental checkups per year will help maintain good oral health. However, certain medical conditions can make it necessary to have more frequent cleanings.
Such conditions include any health issue that may weaken your immune system such as diabetes. Those who smoke, have gum disease, or are prone to cavities may also need more frequent appointments.
Make Your Marketplace Dentistry Appointment Today
Ready to get started on your way to better dental health? Marketplace Dentistry is here to help. Make an appointment today for a dental checkup.
Gain insight into your current dental health and learn what you can do to get the smile you deserve. Call today for appointment times.