Why Checkups Are Essential

Why Checkups Are Essential

Posted by FAY HU DMD on Nov 10 2021, 07:39 AM

Why Checkups Are Essential
Dentists recommend you get your teeth examined every six months. Regular dental checkups are essential for maintaining healthy gums and teeth. Skipping your bi-annual dental appointment for a variety of reasons may not be the best decision. There are certain risks associated with not getting your routine dental checkups done. 

Dr. Fay Hu at Fay Hu General Dentistry in Winter Park, Florida, performs in-depth dental checkups to ensure her patients enjoy a lifetime of oral health. Keep reading to learn more about why regular dental checkups are essential and should not be skipped. 

  • Preventing Plaque and Tartar Buildup

The most frequent dental problems are plaque and tartar buildup and cavities. Even people who brush and floss every day are at risk of developing dental cavities since it is difficult to fully remove bacteria from the teeth without professional help. Regular checkups include professional teeth cleaning to help prevent plaque buildup and cavities.

  • Building Trust With Your Dentist

Once you start visiting your dentist twice a year, you build a strong relationship with them. This is essential in making you feel comfortable and especially true in the case of kids. This type of relationship also allows your dentist to learn more about your particular needs and recommend the most suitable treatments. 

  • Spotting Oral Cancer Early

Oral cancer can affect anybody, but those who smoke and/or consume alcohol are at a higher risk. The earlier oral cancer is detected, the better the prognosis. Early detection of oral cancer provides the best opportunity for a successful recovery. This can only happen if the patient doesn't skip regular checkups.

  • Identifying Other Health Issues

Your mouth can tell a lot about your health in general. For example, dentists can identify gum infections and inflammation that can be a sign of diabetes.

  • Ensuring Adequate Tooth Development

This is crucial in the early stages of tooth development in kids. If you visit them regularly, your dentist will know exactly how the teeth should develop and treat issues like incorrect positioning and overcrowding at the right time.

  • Learning About Proper Oral Care

During your regular checkups, your dentist can help you and your kids learn the right techniques and strategies for brushing and flossing. These steps are crucial in building a healthy oral hygiene routine. 

If you’d like more information on why dental checkups are essential, schedule an appointment with Dr. Fay Hu by calling (407) 647-3223. You can also visit our dental clinic at 800 West Morse Blvd, Suite 3B, Winter Park, Florida 32789.

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