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The Importance of Regular Dental Checkups

Published on February 26th, 2018

You should see your dentist at least once every six months. You’ve likely heard this advice at least once in your life. While the saying may have gone stale, the sentiment has not. Regardless of how well you care for your teeth at home, visits to your dentists in Chesterfield are an essential ingredient to maintaining your oral health.

While it’s true those who floss and brush twice a day are less likely to need serious dental work, everyone still needs to visit the dentist regularly. A dentist can find and solve issues that you simply can’t treat at home. While a trip to the dentist might seem like a chore, it will save you pain (and money) in the long run. Unchecked dental problems manifest into bigger problems that are likely to give you big issues down the line. We created this guide to educate you on the importance of regular dental check-ups.

Difficult-to-Reach Spots

No matter how good your brushing and flossing technique, chances are you don’t regularly clean difficult-to-reach spots. Our dentists in Chesterfield have the advantage of high-quality technology and training. They can remove tartar and plaque from spots that you may have missed.

Your dentist will also conduct an examination looking for problems you’re unlikely to identify on your own. Each regular visit involves a bite examination, looking for tooth decay, and examining your tongue and other tissue in your mouth.

Regular X-Rays

Regular X-Rays allow your dentist to see problems that haven’t manifested as painful symptoms yet. Root canals or impacted wisdom teeth can be spotted with an x-ray and handled before the condition becomes worse.

Oral Cancer Screen

Dentists are trained to recognize symptoms of potentially more serious diseases. They will examine your head, neck, and lymph nodes for any signs of cancer. Catching these problems early is extremely important.

Visit our Dentist in Chesterfield Today!

There’s no better reason to come to the dentist than to take care of your health. At Chesterfield Family Dentistry, your smile is our passion. You can count on the fact that our trained professionals will maintain and improve your beautiful smile. Trust Chesterfield Family Dentistry with your oral health: call today at 314-878-9808.

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13463 Olive Boulevard
Chesterfield MO 63017

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