Practicing good dental habits are essential for your overall health. Furthermore, it’s never a good thing to avoid visiting your Boise dentist until you experience severe dental issues. Poor dental care not only leads to oral health problems, but it can also end up costing you thousands in medical bills down the road. That’s why it’s essential to visit your dentist at Summit Dental Group every six months to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
Why Regular Dental Checkups Are Necessary
By visiting your Boise dentist every six months:
- You’ll keep your teeth and gums healthy.
- Infections or other problems can be detected early.
- You’ll reduce the risk of major dental problems.
- You’ll maintain plaque-free teeth, fresher breath, and a beautiful smile.
Below are some additional reasons why regular dental checkups are important.
Plaque, Tartar, Cavities, & Tooth Decay Prevention
Certain areas of your mouth, such as back molars, can be hard to brush and floss, contributing to the buildup of plaque. If not cleaned regularly, plaque will eventually turn into tartar, which can lead to oral health problems such as cavities, tooth decay, and gingivitis. However, visiting your Boise dentist regularly can prevent these issues from developing by removing plaque and tartar from your teeth while checking for any signs of developing problems and starting treatment immediately.
Oral Cancer Detection
Along with inspecting your teeth and gums, your Boise dentist will check for any signs of oral cancer. Regular dental checkups help to detect oral cancer early, making it the number one reason for a successful outcome of treatment.
Gum Disease Prevention
When plaque and tartar buildup goes untreated, it can lead to gum disease, recession, and bone loss. Without adequate treatment, this can also lead to additional tooth loss. However, regular checkups with your Boise dentist will detect and treat gum disease problems before they impact your overall health.
Find Hidden Problems
During a regular checkup, your Boise dentist will use digital X-rays to examine your mouth’s hard tissues and check for damaged teeth, bone decay, tumors, and cysts. Finding and treating these hidden issues early will help treat them quickly and ensure your oral wellbeing.
Reduce Bad Habits
Bad habits such as biting or chewing hard objects, smoking, grinding teeth, clenching your jaw, or eating sugary foods can negatively impact your oral health. During a checkup, your Boise dentist will check for any issues caused by bad habits and recommend lifestyle changes and treatments to either quit these habits or reduce the disease progression that they bring.
Summit Dental Group
At Summit Dental Group, we genuinely care about our patients’ health and wellbeing. We look forward to helping you maintain optimal oral health and providing you with a beautiful smile you can feel confident about. Contact us today by filling out our online form or give our downtown Boise office a call at (208) 345-8962 for more information or to schedule an appointment today.