Dental checkups are the cornerstone of your dental care. During a checkup we will examine your teeth to identify any developing issues. We will give your teeth a professional cleaning that will help them look healthier and more attractive, as well as hopefully prevent any future need for restorative dentistry—and help protect your overall health. If you are looking for a great way to save money, not just on dental care, but your other health bills as well, then regular dental checkups and cleanings are a great investment.
Are you overdue for a dental checkup in the Orlando area? Please call (407) 834-6446 or email us in Altamonte Springs for an appointment.
Benefits of Regular Dental Checkups and Cleanings
Preventive dentistry is really the best kind of dentistry, because nothing compares to your natural teeth for beauty and functionality. Dental checkups offer you many benefits, including:
- Maintaining a healthy, attractive appearance for your teeth
- Eliminating chronic bad breath
- Reducing the need for expensive restorative dentistry
- Preventing or controlling gum disease
- Early identification of serious conditions like oral cancer
- Identifying shortcomings in home hygiene
You get maximum advantage from these benefits if you see the dentist every six months, which helps to ensure that oral health problems don’t go too long unchecked or have enough time to threaten teeth under most circumstances.
A Healthy Mouth and a Beautiful One
Although regular dental checkups aren’t thought of as cosmetic dentistry, they can definitely help ensure you keep your teeth looking their best—as well as being in top shape. We will clean and polish your teeth, including scraping away the unsightly tartar—hardened plaque—that you can’t remove at home.
If problems do arise, with regular checkups we’re likely to identify the problem sooner so we can correct it with a more minimal treatment. Small problems might just require changes in your normal oral hygiene. A little larger problem might require a tooth-colored filling, but if left alone for too long, it might need a dental crown, including possibly a root canal—and if left untreated for a long time, the tooth might need to be replaced with a dental implant.
Reducing Your Healthcare Costs
Your mouth is the gateway to your body, and many illnesses that start there can spread throughout the body, with serious results. Heart disease, stroke, cancer, pregnancy complications and other serious illnesses have been linked to gum disease. Preventing gum disease may help prevent, control, or reduce the cost of these conditions. Studies have even shown that gum disease treatment leads to lower health costs in many patients.
If you would like to learn how regular dental checkups and cleanings in the Orlando area can help protect your health, please call (407) 834-6446 or email Dr. Michael L. Weinstock in Altamonte Springs today.