No one wants to have a dental emergency such as a toothache at 2:00 in the morning or an abscess that keeps them from attending an important event. That’s why preventative dentistry – in the form of regularly scheduled dental exams and professional teeth cleaning is so important.
Unlike health issues that impact other parts of your body, oral diseases such as gingivitis will not necessarily present themselves to you until the condition has become advanced. This is one reason why a routine dental exam is so important. Early diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as gum disease will prevent the condition from worsening into more costly concerns such as bone and tooth loss. Also, at Beautiful Smiles Family Dentistry, our dental care team will perform a visual, oral cancer screening during every dental exam in Pompano Beach. Since oral cancer is not easy to visually assess apart from a professional screening, this is one more step in the preservation of your overall oral and general health.
During a dental cleaning, the dentist, dental hygienist, or both, will perform a visual assessment of your oral health to look for the conditions mentioned above. But in addition, your teeth will also be professionally cleaned at a level that is impossible to duplicate with at-home products. Why is this so important? Because a professional dental cleaning will remove plaque and bacteria that can lead to gum disease.
Having a regular examination and professional cleaning will give your dental team the opportunity to check your teeth, gums, and mouth for general signs of any developing issues – and it will allow them to treat any noticed condition before it turns into a more costly one. As a multi-specialty dentist in Pompano Beach, Beautiful Smiles Family Dentistry can help patients of all ages discover the importance of dental exams and cleanings in our family-friendly dental office.
Whether it’s been a while since your last exam and cleaning, or you’re new to the area and looking for a “dentist near me” in Pompano Beach, please make your appointment today to achieve a winning smile!