At-home care is one of the most important aspects of maintaining long-term oral health. But it isn’t enough to call your oral hygiene complete. By visiting just twice a year for dental examinations and professional cleanings, you are doing your teeth, gums and other oral structures a huge favor. The benefits of visiting our practice regularly greatly outweigh the consequences of putting them off. Dr. Peter Silver is prepared to make receiving your routine care easy, comfortable and incredibly straightforward. Contact our office to experience what holistic dentistry has to offer you and your family!
Visiting the dentist just once every six months makes a big difference in your oral and overall health. When you have a dental professional viewing your teeth and gums, they can confirm that your at-home care is sufficient enough to keep plaque and tartar under control in between visits. It also allows you to catch the early signs of many conditions, including diseases that aren’t directly related to decay or gum disease. For example, oral cancer has become a big issue in the United States; approximately 50,000 new cases are reported every year. The sooner this condition is caught, the easier treatment is to perform.
During your oral exam, Dr. Silver will look out for the common culprits of dental disease, including gum disease and tooth decay. He’ll also examine the way your bite comes together to ensure undue stress isn’t being applied to your jaw joints. He’ll take note of any enamel erosion that could be the early signs of bruxism, also known as chronic teeth grinding. The more he knows about your mouth’s current health, the more accurate of a diagnosis he can provide.
Routine visits also include a comprehensive cleaning to remove cavity-causing bacteria and calcified plaque, also known as tartar or calculus. This type of plaque can only be removed by a dentist, and since regular brushing and flossing won’t be enough, regular visits are necessary to maintain a healthy mouth. By the time your visit is complete, you’ll be walking out the door with a clean mouth and the confidence that you’re doing the most for your oral health!
We hope you commit to regular appointments today by calling our office and scheduling your next exam and cleaning!