Spring is finally here, which means that it’s time to start all those cleaning jobs you’ve been putting off all winter. But have you considered that your teeth could use a spring cleaning as well?
Regular preventive care is vitally important to a healthy smile, and now is as good a time as any to schedule biannual checkups and cleanings. Here are some reasons why a spring cleaning for your teeth may be a good idea.
Catching Problems Early
Many of the most common oral health problems are best to address early on in their development. Gum disease, for example, only gets worse with time if left untreated.
When it becomes serious enough, it’s possible that the gum disease can become irreversible, and will begin to attack the bone tissue in the jaw. In extreme cases, this can even lead to tooth loss. Regular checkups will give your dentist an opportunity to check up on the quality of your teeth, and to treat these problems early if they’re present.
Get the Most Out of Dental Insurance
If you have dental insurance, you may be aware that it covers certain kinds of care at a flat rate, depending entirely on the kind that it is. Preventive care tends to be paid for almost entirely, while restorative and cosmetic treatments are covered at a much lower rate. By catching problems, you can make the best use of the coverage that your dental insurance gives you.
Clean Where You Can’t
No matter how diligent you are with your daily dental hygiene, you can’t clean your mouth completely on your own. There are plenty of small nooks and crannies that collect plaque whether you realize it or not, and that plaque can still contribute to decay and gum disease.
By seeing your dentist for regular cleanings, you can have them clean your mouth completely, and leave their office feeling better than ever!
About Our Practice
At Danville Dental Associates, every member of our dental team works incredibly hard to ensure that every patient receives the highest level of dental care possible. Since opening our first practice in 1976, we’ve spread to five locations, which ensures that our patients can get incredible dental care no matter where they are!
If you have any questions about the benefits of preventive dental care, we can be reached at our website. You can also call our Chatham location at (434) 432-8793.