The Importance of Routine Dental Care

Ready to find out why routine dental care is an important part of good dental health? Good for you! The more you know about what it takes for your dental health to be in the best shape, the better your chances are going to be when it comes to your having a healthy mouth. Many people tend to think that if they are not experiencing any problems with their mouth, then they do not need to go to regular dental appointments. But this is not the case. Instead, it is recommended that you see a dentist on a regular basis because they can perform preventive dental care, which means you are much less likely to experience any major dental problems in the future.

Routine dental care – what to expect

Routine, also known as regular dental care appointments, involve an experienced dentist performing the following dental services:

  • A thorough examination of the mouth is necessary in order to check for oral cancer and cavities. X-rays may be taken at this time.
  • A thorough examination of the teeth in order to check for any plaque and tartar that needs to be removed.
  • A thorough examination of the gums is necessary in order to check how much space exists between the teeth and gums. Shallow spaces mean that the gums are healthy.
  • A thorough examination of the face, head and neck is necessary in order to check for signs that something could be wrong, including signs of cancer.
  • A professional tooth cleaning in order to remove any plaque or tartar buildup. A special tool is used that will gently scrape the teeth so that they are as clean as they can possibly be.

These appointments are the perfect opportunity for someone to bring up any oral concerns they have or to simply ask the dentist any questions they need answers to so they can take better care of their oral health.

More questions about routine dental care?

We welcome any and all questions that you may have about oral health! Our caring team of dental professionals is always ready and willing to help educate those who are in need of more information. Whether you are simply too busy to find out the information on your own or have found too much information online and therefore not sure what to believe, we are here for you. We can answer any question you have about dental care and we hope to hear from you soon. We simply cannot stress enough how important it is for everyone to see a dentist on a routine basis, we hope we can be of service.

What’s the bottom line?

Call (703) 651-1942 today to reach Lake Ridge Dental Care.

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