The Importance Of Regular Dental Checkups

If you're someone who feels a tremendous deal of anxiety at the thought of making a trip to the dentist, you're not alone! Even though many adults experience anxiety before or during a dental checkup, Dr. Robin Wood and her team in Pittsburg, KS, encourage you to learn why visits to the dentist are important

Purpose Of Dental Visits

All dental visits involve a similar two-part structure, where your dentists examine your dental health (i.e. your teeth, tongue, and gums) and on occasion, will take x-rays to check below your gums to observe if there are any serious concerns.

The second half of your visit provides you with a professional cleaning to remove any plaque or tartar buildup, which prevents harmful bacteria from spreading. These checkups offer the insight for your dentist to determine if further dental treatment (e.g. a root canal, or dental filling) is necessary.

Reasons To Maintain Dental Checkups

The condition of your oral health has the potential to cause severe illnesses (e.g. gum disease, or oral cancer). It's important to familiarize yourself with the additional benefits of continuing your visits with your dentist in Pittsburg, KS, which includes:

  • the preservation of your natural teeth—fighting tooth decay, or losing your permanent natural teeth
  • ensuring that you're using proper techniques when brushing or flossing your teeth
  • the detection of potential issues that can be caused by the grinding of your teeth while asleep (e.g. headaches or soreness from clenching your jaw)
  • observing the function of your oral health to detect related health problems
  • keeping peace of mind knowing that your beautiful smile is healthy and happy!

Regularly visiting your Pittsburg, KS, dentist, Dr. Wood, is a sure-fire way to decrease your likelihood of developing cavities, gum disease, or any other dental-related problems.

Find Comfort In The Dentist's Chair

Routine dental checkups don't have to be a source of anxiety for you when you visit with your dentist, Dr. Wood, in Pittsburg, KS. For more questions or concerns, give our office a call today, at (620) 232-1000.

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