What Are the Benefits of Visiting a Dentist?
Going to the dentist is important at any age. If regular dental visits haven't been one of your top priorities for the last few years, they should be. Regular dental visits will get you on the road to good oral health. Here the top five reasons why you should see your dentist regularly:
Check For Cavities
During your checkup, your dentist will check for cavities by examining your teeth and looking at X-rays, which can show the extent of tooth decay and cavities. Dental fillings are used to treat cavities. Dental fillings are strong, durable and resistant to wear and can last for many years.
If your gums are puffy or bleed when you floss or brush, or you have a family history of periodontal disease, it's time to make an appointment with your dentist. During your exam, your dentist will examine your gums for signs of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can be detrimental to your oral health. It can erode your jawbone, destroy your gums, and lead to tooth loss.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Over 30,000 American adults suffer from oral cancer each year, according to The National Institutes of Health. The good news is that early diagnosis of oral cancer can help save your life. Your Dalton, GA dentist will conduct an oral cancer screening during your dental checkup.
Your teeth are covered with a soft, sticky film called dental plaque that can contribute to gum disease and decay. When plaque builds up it becomes difficult to remove, hardening and turning into tartar. Tartar is porous and rough and can lead to gum recession and periodontal disease. The only way to remove tartar is to see a dentist for a dental cleaning. Most dentists recommend having your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year.
- Overall Health
Unfortunately, you may be risking your health if you don’t visit your dentist regularly. A healthy mouth and healthy body go hand in hand. Research shows that oral health can have an impact on your overall health.
How Often Should I See My Dentist?
A patient with normal risk of tooth decay and gum disease should see their dentist every six months. However, some people who have a higher risk factor or multiple dental issues may need to see their dentist more often. Your appointment will include a physical examination where your dentist will check your teeth, mouth, and jaw for any abnormalities such as decay, cavities, or signs of gum disease including swollen or irritated gums.
Which Services Does Our Dentist Provide?
Some of the services provided at LI Dental Solutions here in Farmingdale, NY include:
• Dental Cleanings
• Family Dental Examinations
• Dental Implants
• Dental Crowns and Bridges
• Teeth Whitening
• Cosmetic Dentistry
What is Family Dentistry?
Unlike other dental specializations such as pediatric dentistry or cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry focuses on treating patients of all ages, from your toddler to your elderly grandfather. By seeing the whole family, you have peace of mind knowing that everyone’s dental records are all in the same place. Additionally, seeing a family dentist allows you to schedule your and your family’s appointments together, saving you an extra trip or days off work or school.
What is Restorative Dentistry?
When tooth decay does happen, that’s where restorative dentistry comes in. Restorative dentistry consists of tooth fillings, dental crowns, dental extractions, dental implants, and other procedures that help remove any decay or damage that has occurred in your mouth.
Are Dental Procedures Painful?
Here at our office, our goal is to make sure that you have a compassionate, gentle dental experience regardless of why you are coming in. When people have to get dental restorations they worry that these procedures will be painful or invasive. Our dentist, Dr. Eric Chimon, is always as gentle as possible. We strive to improve your oral health and your smile’s appearance without causing discomfort or stress. Dentistry has come quite a long way over the decades and the technology and techniques we offer are designed to give you the best care possible that is both gentle and painless.