Are you wondering just how important seeing your dentist in every six months?
Your smile looks and feels great so it’s probably fine, right? Not so fast! Unfortunately, common issues such as cavities and gum disease may be lurking but not causing problems for you. This is why it’s important that you visit our Yorba Linda, CA, dentist Dr. Richard Hamaty every six months for care. Everyone from children to seniors can benefit from these six-month checkups, and some of these benefits include,
Detect Oral Cancer Early
Oral cancer, just like any other cancer, is one that you will want to catch early when it’s still easily treatable. However, sometimes you may not notice the early warning signs of oral cancer, but that’s where our Yorba Linda, CA, family dentist comes in. Our dental team has received expert training to be able to look for all the warning signs of oral cancer when you come in for your six-month checkup. The oral cancer screening is painless and only takes a couple of minutes. Plus, it could save your life. Seem like a very important reason not to skip your biannual dental checkup.
Prevent Dental Problems
Even if you are steadfast in your brushing and flossing and you’re doing a great job, there are still areas that you may miss where plaque can build up and harden into tartar. If plaque and tartar aren’t removed this can lead to cavities and gum disease. Unfortunately, your toothbrush is no match for tartar buildup so it’s important that you see your dentist every six months so that we can remove build-up and prevent cavities from developing.
Catch Problems Early
Sometimes decay sets in quickly between six-month checkups and you may not even realize that one of your teeth has a cavity or that your swollen gums are caused by an infection. It’s important that you don’t skip out on your dental visit, even if you aren’t showing symptoms, because many times cavities and gum disease don’t show symptoms in the very beginning. The sooner we catch these issues the easier it will be to treat them.
Save Money and Time
These quick, non-invasive, and easy trips to the dentist could actually save you money in the long run. Your dental insurance covers routine dental checkups, after all. By coming in twice a year we can prevent a lot of dental problems from happening to you, saving you from unnecessary and costly procedures.
When was the last time you visited your Yorba Linda, CA, dentist for a routine dental checkup? If you’re past due for a cleaning, give our office a call today at (714) 779-1313 to schedule your next visit.
Trust us! Your smile will thank you.