The Two Reasons for Regular Dental Checkups

Posted on 8/23/2015 by Zac Bird
A woman receiving a dental checkup from her dentist.Life gets busy, we all understand that, but that does not mean that it is acceptable to skip your dental hygiene appointments. Many people are under the assumption that if they are not experiencing any negative symptoms or signs of any diseases, that it is no big deal if they skip their appointment. The problem is that there are two diseases that are silent but deadly if they are not caught early enough.

•  Gum Disease - Contrary to popular belief, gum disease does not show many, or any, symptoms until it is in its latest stages. Some patients may experience a slight tinge of blood in the sink or feel as if their gums are swollen, but most doesn't act on those symptoms, assuming they will go away. Once the earliest stage of gum disease is missed, you will start experiencing receding gums, loose teeth, and be at risk for heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and respiratory issues. With regular checkups, however, we are able to catch any signs of gum disease early and prevent you from dealing with the complications it can cause.
•  Oral Cancer - This disease is scary for obvious reasons. When it is caught in its earliest stages, you have the best chance at survival. Waiting until it has advanced into later stages can be deadly. Some patients will experience spotting in their mouth that do not go away, while others will have no idea that they even have oral cancer. The only way to tell is with regular oral cancer screenings every six months in our office.

Your quality and quantity of life is worth coming in every six months! Please call us today for an appointment!








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