3 Reasons Checkups Make Cavity Prevention Easier

What are you currently doing to make sure your smile is not threatened by tooth decay? When you are at home, you can do your part to avoid cavities by brushing and flossing effectively, and by making an effort to minimize your sugar intake. Even when you follow recommended practices for avoiding problems with your smile on your own, you should make time to see your dentist for regular exams. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office is able to provide care by detecting and treating cavities, as well as by providing support to make them less likely to affect you. When you consistently see your dentist, you can enjoy several benefits of care that protect your smile.

1. You Have A Defense Against Tartar Buildup

If you are not attending regular dental exams, you are not receiving professional teeth cleanings. Without these services, you can be defenseless against tartar buildup that has already started to form. Tartar is something that you can prevent on your own – by brushing and flossing regularly, you remove plaque buildup before tartar can form. With that said, people who are confident in their oral care routine may not realize when tartar has already become an issue, and that accumulation can increase their risk for trouble until they have another appointment for preventive care.

2. You Can Discuss Better Oral Hygiene Habits During Your Visit

Could your oral hygiene routine benefit from some improvements? At regular checkups, we can take the time to talk with you about what you currently do to protect your smile, and recommend any changes that might be beneficial. With a better routine in place, you can be less likely to need a dental filling (or a dental crown) at a future appointment!

3. Even Those Hard-T0-Reach Areas Of Your Smile Receive Attention And Care

Our practice relies on advanced imaging technology to give your smile a thorough review. With digital x-rays and intra-oral cameras, we are able to closely inspect even those areas that tend to be hard to reach, so we can determine if they might require treatment. When these problems are identified, we can move forward with treatment so that any problems are found and addressed before they become uncomfortable, and require more involved care.

Set Up Your Next Dental Checkup At Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry In Rochester, MN

At Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry, we are proud to help Rochester residents of all ages protect their teeth against problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Whenever you come in for routine preventive care, we can offer treatment in the office, as well as guidance on smart care at home, so that you are better protected against smile threats. To schedule a consultation, please call our Rochester, MN dental office at (507) 281-3659.