Maybe you think that you don’t need to see a dentist on a regular basis. If you take good care of your teeth on your own, you can put off your checkup and cleaning appointment, right? Wrong! Other than practicing healthy oral habits daily, visiting the dentist twice a year is one of the best ways to ensure your oral health for the long run. At Shore Dental, we are committed to helping you maintain your smile. Whether you are new to the area, are looking for a new dentist, or just haven’t come in a while, we look forward to serving you and keeping your oral health on track.
What is the dentist looking for during a checkup?
When one of our dentists performs an oral exam, they inspect your teeth, gums, tongue, cheeks, current restorations, and mouth for any signs of abnormalities, which could indicate a serious condition like tooth decay or gum disease—just to name a couple. They also review any diagnostic digital X-rays of your mouth to help them identify any issues. Often, these signs are small or subtle, likely to go unnoticed by the untrained eye until the condition has progressed much farther.
Why are regular checkups so important?
If you wait to see a dentist until you notice a problem on your own, it may have already caused significant damage and pain. Through regular checkups, our talented and experienced dentists are able to catch problems in the early stages, while they are much easier and less expensive to address. We can help you save time, money, and unnecessary discomfort by diagnosing these problems early on and getting you the treatment you need.
Why do I need regular dental cleanings?
Your dental cleaning does so much more than just polish your teeth. Even with diligent brushing and flossing on your own, plaque can still linger in your mouth. It builds up and hardens into tartar over time, particularly in hard-to-clean areas between teeth and near the gum line. When this happens, it becomes much harder to remove without professional help and much easier for oral problems like cavities and gum disease to develop. Luckily, our hygienists have the training, tools, and gentle touch to remove this plaque and tartar buildup, preventing problems from happening in the first place. Plus, you leave your dental appointment feeling fresh and clean!
We at Shore Dental make going to the dentist easy and comfortable before you even walk in the door. Our extended and weekend hours allow you to fit your appointment into your busy schedule, and our welcoming, friendly staff ensure that you feel at ease. Come and see the difference our team can make for you! Contact us for an appointment today!