Even without your telling us, we know that visiting your dentist Oak Park is not the most exciting day of your week. In fact, you’re probably dreading the idea of another dental appointment. Just the thought of being in a dental chair will already build up feelings of tension and stress. Don’t worry; you’re not the only one. Some people think that as long as they brush and floss their teeth, they’re okay. Well, achieving optimum dental health goes beyond brushing and flossing. You also need to see your dentist regularly.
Thoroughly Clean Your Teeth
We hate to break it to you but even if you brush and floss your teeth twice a day for two minutes you are still prone to develop plaque and tartar buildup especially if you have overcrowded or crooked teeth since these are more difficult to clean. Unfortunately, when plaque and tartar are already present no amount of brushing and flossing can remove them and the only person who can rid your teeth of plaque is your dentist.
Identify and Treat Cavity Before It Gets Worse
You may have cavities and not know it. If you don’t see your dentist regularly the cavity will worsen and if it’s not treated it could eat away your enamel. During a dental checkup, your dentist will evaluate the condition of your teeth. With just one look at your teeth, they’ll know if cavities are present or are about to form. Treating cavities ASAP will prevent them from causing more complicated dental problems in the future.
Will Screen You for Oral Cancer
Do you know that each year, thousands of Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer? When oral cancer is not detected and treated it could metastasize fast and it could cost you your life. By seeing your dentist twice a year, you are taking steps in preserving your oral health and your life!
Looking for a Dentist Oak Park?
Going to the dentist twice a year and keeping up with your daily oral hygiene is what will keep your smile happy and healthy! At One Fine Smile, we strive to give all our patients the smile they deserve. Give us a call or visit our website to learn more about our services.