Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you need to do. At Thompson & Fry Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Owensboro, we understand that. It gets busy for us, too! But don’t take your dental health for granted: think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup because you think it’s less important than the other twenty items on your to-do list.
Twice-yearly dental exams are vital for keeping your smile in optimal shape!
You might say: “But my teeth feel fine.”
We answer: Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security. The fact is that no news isn’t necessarily good news. Dental troubles can be progressing without you being aware of it.
1. Your Gums May Be Receding
Gum recession doesn’t happen all at once. Gum tissue can move back almost imperceptibly until teeth and bone are in danger.
2. Decay May Be Lurking
When the acids in plaque start drilling into a tooth, we usually don’t feel it until it has passed through the enamel and dentin and hits the nerve. Ouch! By that time, there is a crater in the tooth. Regular cleanings remove plaque before it can do any damage.
3. Prevent Oral Cancer
About 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. During your checkup we’ll screen for oral cancer. As with all types of cancer, early diagnosis is essential.
After your entire mouth has been examined, we will detail what is necessary moving forward. Whether that’s flossing more often or discussing major fixes such as braces, we will make certain that you get all the information you need to ensure your smile is bright and beautiful!