Staying current with dental appointments can be a difficult task, and it may be tempting to put them at the bottom of your priority list if you're brushing and flossing regularly. However, dental checkups are part of maintaining your overall health, and the dentists at 1st Choice Dental Care in Kennesaw, Woodstock and Marietta, GA - Dr. Kelly Vaughn, Dr. Emil Orza and Dr. David Wang - are eager to explain why.
While brushing and flossing remove plaque-causing debris from the food consumed that day, calcified plaque, called tartar, can build up over time and cannot be removed with at-home cleaning. That's why visiting 1st Choice Dental Care twice a year is so important; our skilled dental hygienists will use hand-held tools to deep clean your teeth and gums, ensuring that any tartar is cleared away.
By staying current on your checkups at 1st Choice Dental Care, your Kennesaw, Woodstock and Marietta dentist can easily monitor any changes that might occur between your appointments, as well as stay updated on any ongoing issues you may have with your teeth and gums. X-rays and charts can be compared more easily when there are shorter intervals between them. Being diligent about regular visits can save your family hundreds, even thousands of dollars by addressing any problems in their early stages rather than waiting until they become difficult to treat.
It's well-known that annual cancer screenings from physicians are instrumental in early detection and treatment of cancer. This is also true for oral cancer, which can develop on the gums, tongue or inner cheek tissue without any conspicuous signs or symptoms until it has spread to other areas of the body. While at one time oral cancer was mostly found in older adults who had a history of tobacco use, it is now being found in younger, non-smoking patients. Your Kennesaw, Woodstock and Marietta dentist will perform a thorough cancer screening as part of your regular checkup, looking and feeling for any unusual changes that may warrant further investigation.
It's easy to schedule an appointment at 1st Choice Dental Care: just give our Kennesaw, Woodstock and Marietta, GA office a call to set one up with our highly trained dental staff today!