Have You Been Consistent About Dental Exams This Year?

The end of the year is close, but there are still a few weeks left to take care of different matters that might be on your to-do list. If you have not kept up with your routine dental exams, there is still time to see your Rochester, MN dentist about preventive care. At your appointment, your smile will be closely checked for any problems that have developed and require care. In addition to providing this service, our practice will make sure your teeth are free of tartar and plaque by performing a thorough cleaning. When you keep up with your regular dental exams, you do more than make use of your dental benefits for the year. These visits help you preserve a healthy smile, and they provide early detection and treatment for problems that will worsen over time without the right care.

What Regular Dental Exams Do For Your Smile And Oral Health

At every regular dental exam, your dentist will check for any signs of trouble that may call for treatment. Of course, your smile will be checked for any signs of dental decay, but this is not the only issue that we watch out for when we perform a review. You can also be checked for evidence of poor periodontal health. If there is evidence of gingivitis, we can take care to resolve the problem and stop it from worsening before you have long-term complications to worry about.

How Teeth Cleanings Keep You Safe In The Long Term

Every time your teeth are cleaned by your hygienist, they will be cleared of any tartar deposits that have formed. Tartar buildup is a problem that you cannot address at home by brushing and flossing. When plaque deposits have time to harden and form tartar, they become resistant to removal with these tools. Fortunately, your hygienist can remove deposits so that they cannot cause problems like tooth decay and gum disease!

We Can Move Forward With Treatment If We Identify Signs Of Trouble

When you are consistently having your teeth cleaned at regular exams, and when you take care to thoroughly brush and floss at home, you can lower your risk for problems that might require restorative dental work. With that said, many people who feel comfortable with their approach to preventive care can end up experiencing problems with their well-being that requires their dentist’s attention. In these situations, we can make time to treat your tooth with a lifelike dental filling or dental crown. When a crown is required, we can use the CEREC technology in our office to make sure that your tooth is restored in just one appointment!

Your Rochester, MN Dentist Is Ready To Take Care Of Your Smile!

Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry is ready to help patients of all ages stay on top of their oral health needs. While the year is close to finished, there is still time for you to schedule care and enjoy important preventive services. To find out more, please call our dentist’s office in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.