The Importance of Regular Examinations for your Teeth
Going to regularly scheduled appointments is an important task to help keep your mouth and teeth clean. We will be able to x-ray, examine, and clean the teeth. By having the mouth x-rayed, we can help to spot an issue before it forms into a much larger one. It is also important for younger children whose teeth may not have come through yet. X-rays can help determine if they will grow in straight, or if they are crooked. While checking for cavities, we can also check the condition of your teeth, along with your tongue. The tongue is most often forgot about. It should be brushed as well to help prevent bacteria from forming in your mouth.
Keeping your mouth happy and healthy
Going to regular examinations can help keep your mouth as healthy as possible. The teeth can be cleaned and we will examine them for any potential issue. Having the teeth cleaned can help with the overall health of your mouth. It can also help to prevent other issues like bad breath or gingivitis. Without going to regular appointments, issues may start to form that will result in a costly bill or a time consuming appointment to have it fixed.
Examinations can help prevent a larger issue from forming
Going to examinations is helpful because it can help to prevent a larger issue from forming on your teeth. We can inspect them carefully for the condition they are in. If there is a cavity, it is always best to have it fixed before it turns into something larger and worse. This can also help to prevent a costly bill in the long run. If you ever notice anything abnormal between visits, make sure to call to make an appointment. This should be done as soon as possible. If there is any pain or if you notice a crack or hole in the tooth, it is recommended to have it fixed sooner rather than later. This can help prevent the chance for a more costly bill, or a larger issue. These could be things like having the tooth extracted, a root canal, or an abscess forming. We can also check the condition between the teeth to help ensure there are no cavities starting to form there. This can be a common spot for cavities to form.
Proper cleanings should be done
Between visits it is always important to clean your teeth properly. The teeth should be brushed at least twice a day. Ideally, they should be brushed after every meal. It is also recommended that they be brushed before you go to bed. This way they will be clean at night and help prevent bacteria and plaque from spreading. It is also recommended to floss the teeth at least once a day. This can help prevent food from being stuck between the teeth. If flossing is ignored, food particles and other plaque can start to build up and cause a cavity. If you have any questions about proper oral care, make sure to contact us. We can recommend how to best care for your mouth.