When Was Your Last Dental Checkup?

Is there a dental appointment already set in your calendar? How long has it been since you last received feedback about your oral health? A break in preventive care can cause more trouble than you may realize. In the time since your last appointment, problems with tartar buildup, dental decay, and/or gum disease can affect you, and in time lead to complications that demand treatment. To protect yourself, you should have a checkup every six months. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office is here to help if you are due for another exam, or if you are past due for preventive care! In addition to caring for your smile by providing an evaluation and necessary treatment, we help you remain healthy by providing a professional dental cleaning.

Are You Due For Another Dental Exam?

Unless you are following the recommendation of your dentist by doing something different, you should stick with semiannual dental checkups. A fixed, semiannual schedule provides consistent updates about the state of your teeth and gums. When there are problems to address, they can be resolved before you deal with complications that demand more involved services. Regular appointments also ensure that you receive teeth cleanings on a consistent basis to remove tartar buildup that makes you susceptible to future problems. Tartar can also lead to a visible buildup of material that makes your smile less attractive.

How Checkups Help You Avoid Oral Health Difficulties

In the course of a regular visit, your hygienist will take care of your teeth and gums by removing plaque and tartar deposits. Removing harmful debris will take care of bacteria that can cause problems for your oral health. Unwelcome microbes that form these deposits can make you vulnerable to both gum disease and dental decay. When these problems form and worsen in time, they can make you vulnerable to problems that may lead to more severe issues!

Arranging Treatment To Address A Problem Identified By Your Dentist

In the course of your checkup, your dentist may have to give you the unwelcome news that you have a problem with tooth decay or gum disease that calls for treatment. For periodontal problems, we can take action by performing a deep cleaning that will remove harmful materials from below your gum line. When we identify decay before a cavity grows advanced, we can treat it with a custom dental filling that preserves your smile and protects your tooth.

Talk To Your Rochester, MN Dentist To Schedule A Checkup!

Is it time for your next checkup? Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry can provide important oral health support and help you keep your smile safe against threats like gum disease and tooth decay. To find out more, call our practice in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.