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Why Are Checkups Essential

April 1, 2023 | Blog

At Gulf Coast Dental, we know that dental health care is more than just cleanings. We hope to bring the Gulfport community closer together while spreading education about dental health so that everyone can live better lives. While many may ignore their dental checkups, they’re extremely important to catch problems early, get professional dental cleanings and to get accurate oral health advice.

Preventative Care

Similar to how you may work out to avoid health problems, checkups ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy before problems go too far. If the disease is allowed to stay in your mouth, it has the potential to spread or lead to infection. This is why dentists and other dental health care professionals will examine your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, oral cancer and gingivitis.

A great example of this is cavities. Cavities, when left untreated, can require a root canal or complete extraction of the tooth! This is because they will get deeper over time. Before the cavity causes a lot of pain by digging into the nerve, dentists can fill it in! Scheduling your dental cleaning allows your dentist to identify problems early and prevent future cavities and more serious diseases.

Professional Dental Cleaning

Professional cleanings may not seem important, but they’re essential to keeping your teeth healthy. Hygienists will use the process of scaling and polishing to make sure to get every bit of plaque and tartar off of your teeth. No matter how well you brush your teeth, having a dental cleaning prevents gum disease and improves oral hygiene.

Another added bonus of professional cleaning is the personalized treatment that professional cleaning can get you. Sometimes, you may miss essential parts of your teeth, resulting in plaque and tartar buildup. This buildup can irritate your gums, cause cavities and even result in tooth extraction!

Oral Health Advice

Just like everybody has different bodies, everybody has different teeth. Whether you’re experiencing sensitivity or simply looking to get rid of coffee stains, getting personalized care and advice is excellent for your teeth. Going to your regular checkup ensures that you can get up-to-date information about your tooth and gum health!

Going to your checkup is also very helpful for learning about the state of your teeth currently. Finding good oral health advice with lots of misinformation on TV and on social media can be hard, so having your dentist nearby to clear up misinformation can be extremely helpful.

Call Today for Amazing Oral Health Tips!

There is no better way to check on the health of your teeth than to ask the experts. At Gulf Coast Dental, we know that there are a lot of different hurdles to making your dental health appointments. Luckily, we offer a lot of flexibility, healing gum treatments and over four decades of experience! Call today for dental care you can count on!

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