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Find out why everyone should receive routine dental cleanings every six months.
Whether you don’t remember the last time you went to the dentist or you are wondering when you should start taking your little one in for routine checkups, it’s always a good time to ponder whether your smile is getting the proper dental care it needs to ward away cavities and gum disease. So, how often should you visit one of our Kennesaw and Woodstock, GA, dentists? The answer might surprise you.
Those who aren’t at an increased risk for cavities or gum disease can usually get away with seeing their general dentist in Kennesaw and Woodstock every six months (twice a year). Of course, it’s important that you don’t neglect your smile and don’t take long periods of time away from the dentist. These routine dental checkups are one of the best ways to protect teeth and gums from problems. We can also catch problems earlier on when they are much easier to treat.
With half of American adults suffering from gum disease, it’s important that you come in for regular checkups so that we can detect this issue early on before it wreaks havoc. If left untreated, gum disease can also cause extensive and severe damage not just to the gums but it can also lead to tooth loss. Furthermore, gum disease has also been linked to heart disease, as gum disease-causing bacteria can get into your bloodstream where they can stick to blood vessels within the heart.
Of course, there are certain people that are at an increased risk for developing cavities and gum disease. Those people include:
- Pregnant women
- Those with compromised or weakened immune systems
- Menopausal women
If you are part of one of these high-risk groups, then it might be a good idea to visit your Kennesaw and Woodstock family dentist even more regularly than just every six months. You may actually benefit from coming in every 3-4 months, so talk to your dentist about whether or not you might need to come in for routine checkups more often in order to protect your smile.
1st Choice Dental Care offers locations in Kennesaw and Woodstock, GA, to make it easier for everyone to schedule a dental cleaning when it works best for them. No matter if you want to schedule a checkup for yourself or your child, give us a call today.
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!