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How Preventive Dental Checkups Promote Health and Ward Off Disease

June 30, 2022
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Posted By: Family Dentistry of Royal Oak

An attractive smile and a healthy smile are not necessarily the same thing. Even those with the most beautiful teeth can still suffer from preventable issues like cavities and gum disease.

At Family Dentistry of Royal Oak, we put your dental wellness first and are here to support and guide you throughout your lifelong oral health journey. We practice preventive dental care that respects the connection between a healthy mouth and a healthy body. 

Why Do I Need Preventive Dental Visits?

Preventive dental visits, such as routine exams and cleanings, impede more significant problems from occurring down the road. Tooth decay and gum disease can spiral out of control if left untreated. In fact, gum disease has even been linked to heart disease and lung issues. 

Routine dental checkups can prevent tooth decay, gum disease, dental infections, tooth loss, dental wear and damage, and much more. Everyone has different oral health needs, so some patients may visit us for checkups every six months, while others may need to visit more frequently. 

Oral Health Exams Ensure Early Diagnosis and Treatment

During your comprehensive dental exam, we check your mouth for tooth decay, gum disease, damage, infection, and oral cancer. Using leading-edge technology and diagnostics, we can identify potential problems before they emerge and progress. Routine dental exams allow us to keep a watchful eye on your smile's health, function, and comfort. 

Professional Teeth Cleanings Promote Healthy, Fresh Smiles 

Professional teeth cleanings are also essential for maintaining excellent oral health. Brushing and flossing at home are vital, but only a dental professional can thoroughly remove plaque buildup and debris from the teeth and gumline. During a teeth cleaning, the hygienist gently scrubs your teeth's surfaces, flosses, and polishes your smile. We also offer fluoride treatments for added protection against cavities. 

Periodontal Maintenance Improves Gum Health 

Patients with gingivitis or gum disease may need frequent dental checkups to manage their condition. For these patients, we perform a standard cleaning plus a type of cleaning known as scaling and root planing. First, your hygienist cleans below the gumline and removes bacteria and plaque from your gum's pockets. We then smooth the gums to help seal out debris and plaque from re-entering. And voila, you can enjoy a cleaner, fresher smile! 

Contact Your Royal Oak Dentist Today 

Family Dentistry of Royal Oak wants what's best for your oral health and overall wellness. Are you ready to schedule your routine dental exam and teeth cleaning in Royal Oak, MI? Contact us to schedule your preventive dental checkup with Dr. Suchi Chalasani.

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