Resolve to Up Your Dental Hygiene this Year: Why Regular Checkups Matter

Good dental hygiene goes beyond daily brushing and flossing and should include regular visits to the dentist every six months. Having regular dental checkups helps keep your teeth clean and healthy, and these visits are a key part of your oral health since our exam can discover underlying issues so they can be treated.

Here at Downtown Dental Studio, our highly skilled team of oral experts performs a series of procedures during your checkup to not only keep your mouth healthy, but also to help prevent more complex dental issues.

We’d like to share why regular checkups matter and how they can improve your dental hygiene.

How often should you get regular checkups?

Most people should have a dental checkup every six months, which includes a deep cleaning. Every patient is different though, so the exact time frame depends on several things. Patients with active dental issues, like tooth decay or gum disease, may need more frequent checkups. 

When you come in for your checkup, your Downtown Dental provider can let you know when to schedule your next visit based on your oral health and your risk of developing certain dental issues, like gum disease.

Regular checkups benefit your overall health

A dental exam and professional cleaning not only keeps your teeth and gums healthy, but it can also catch certain chronic illnesses in their early stages. 

According to the Mayo Clinic, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis often have symptoms that appear in the mouth first. Our team can screen you for these early symptoms and refer you to a specialist if needed.

We can identify underlying problems

Our team always performs a thorough exam of your teeth and gums. This helps us find signs of gum disease, tooth decay, or other dental problems you may not know about.

We also take X-rays of your teeth during some checkups, as these images can detect issues beyond the surface of your teeth. For example, some oral problems, like impacted teeth or jawbone damage, aren’t noticeable without an X-ray.

Our team can find or prevent cavities

Regardless of how often you brush and floss, cavities can still form. Certain areas in your mouth can’t be cleaned well enough with a toothbrush and floss. As a result, plaque and tartar can build up, causing tooth decay. 

When you get regular checkups at Downtown Dental Studio, we can locate and treat existing cavities and help prevent new cavities from forming. Our team removes plaque and tartar with high-quality cleaning tools, giving you a bright and healthy smile.

Regular checkups can detect oral cancer

As with any form of cancer, early detection greatly increases the success of treatment. Fortunately, regular checkups can detect oral cancer, which is more easily treatable during the early stages.

Up your dental hygiene and health with regular checkups

Having regular checkups at Downtown Dental Studio is an important part of your oral health. These visits with us can help prevent serious dental issues and improve any problems you already have.

Ready to take your dental hygiene to the next level? Schedule your checkup at Downtown Dental Studio, conveniently located in New York’s Financial District. Contact us by phone or book your appointment online now.

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