Why do you need to have regular dental checkups? Did you know dental pain or issues with your teeth or gums can be an indication of something more serious? Our teeth can actually be large indicators of what’s going on in the rest of our body.
Scheduling regular checkups for your dental health can help you catch other issues before they have a chance to become more serious.
Of course, it’s also a good idea to take care of your teeth on their own — they are, after all, the first impression you make to the world. Regular dental checkups can help with cavity checks, identifying the start of gingivitis, and more. It can also help your teeth remain pearly white!
However, there is much more to dental appointments than just looking after your teeth. If you’re concerned about long-term health, talk to your primary physician as well as your dentist as to what might be key indicators to outside health conditions.
When to Schedule your Dental Appointment
If it’s been a while since your last dental appointment (or if you don’t even remember the last time you saw your dentist) it’s time to give us a call. Regular intervals generally include twice a year, with cleaning and checkups, though individual factors can also play a role in when or how often you should schedule dental appointments.
Remember, dental health is an important window into your entire body and how it is functioning. Look toward regular monitoring going forward for fast insights into certain medical conditions in the future.
Contact us to determine your next visit or to get a checkup on the books. We will be happy to see you, whether you’re a first-time patient, or have been visiting us for years.