How Regular Checkups Help You Maintain Good Oral Health

Are you maintaining the right oral health habits at home? Patients who keep up with good brushing and flossing habits can feel that they are doing enough by themselves to keep their smile in great shape, but you should understand that regular dental checkups are still important. Issues like tooth decay and gum disease may be hard for you to detect on your own. By going in for routine evaluations, your dentist has the opportunity to alert you to a problem. These appointments are also valuable because you will receive a professional teeth cleaning. That cleaning is essential to protecting you against tartar – while you can prevent tartar’s formation, only professional tools will help you remove this substance.

Common Questions People Might Have About Routine Oral Care:

  • How Often Should I See My Dentist?
  • If My Teeth Feel Fine, Do I Really Need To Worry About My Appointment?
  • What If My Dentist Says Something Is Wrong With My Oral Health?

When patients choose to skip routine exams, they can do so for many reasons, but the typical problem is that they are not aware of the full benefits these appointments provide. They could also be unaware of what constitutes effective ongoing care. You should see your dentist on a semiannual basis, even if you believe your teeth are in great shape. In a case where your dentist identifies a problem that needs to be corrected, they will work with you to make sure you understand the matter, while taking care to help you understand what your treatment options are.

Setting Time To Discuss Cosmetic Work With Your Dentist

While patients do use routine appointments to address cosmetic concerns, you may want to arrange a complimentary cosmetic consultation. During that visit, you can enter into a more involved discussion about how cosmetic work can make changes to your appearance.

Schedule Your Next Routine Dental Checkup At Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry

At Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry, patients who need expert routine care can look forward to amazing support, and dedicated oral health care. We are proud to offer top tier preventive support to families in and around the Rochester area. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff welcome patients from Rochester, MN, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding areas.