Dental Check Up
Dental check-up is the first line of defense against oral health problems
A dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (jaw and face) parts of the body. Even though dentists primarily provide preventative care and minor restorative therapy, they are often able to perform a wide array of other dental procedures, including cosmetic treatments.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that patients visit their dentist at least once every six months to ensure proper oral health and functionality. Regular dental check-ups and maintenance help to prevent the development of serious dental problems that may require more extensive and costly treatments. Dentists are highly educated and trained in multiple facets of dentistry, providing a variety of different services for you and your family.
Having a dental exam or check-up is crucial to preventive dental care. Many dental problems start small but rapidly grow into a much larger dental problem, making dental expenses higher for you.
It is recommended by dentists and dental hygienists to have a dental exam or check up semi-annually (every six months). Having a dental exam or check up semi-annually can prevent dental problems from even starting. And if dental problems do exist, it is best to catch and treat the problem before it advances into a more serious and costly condition.
Regular dental exams and checkups can prevent and/or diagnose:
- Plaque and tartar build-up
- Gum disease (periodontal disease)
- Tooth decay
- Failed dental restorations
- Root canal therapy
- Tooth loss