The Importance Of Consistent Checkups

How consistent is your daily oral hygiene routine? Would you say you always take the time to brush at least twice and floss at least once per day? Are you sticking to a diet that is low in sugary foods and drinks? The right behaviors on a daily basis will be important. However, a better routine should not act as your substitute for consistent dental checkups! At your routine appointments, you receive valuable reviews of your smile as well as thorough cleanings that remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we can help you stay on top of your smile care and warn you when a problem requires further treatment.

When Did Your Last Dental Checkup Take Place?

Did your last dental checkup take place within the last six months? Unless you and your dentist have already discussed a different timeline for you, appointments should occur on a semiannual basis. Sticking with this routine will help you avoid problems with your periodontal health as well as trouble with cavities. If you have fallen behind on your visits, issues with tartar buildup, decay, and gingivitis can put your smile at risk!

Teeth Cleanings And Your Oral Health

Teeth cleanings performed during routine visits will help you stay safe against tartar buildup, which makes you less likely to have trouble with cavities and gum disease. These cleanings do what brushing and flossing cannot by removing any tartar deposits that are already present. They also lead to helpful feedback about areas where you may be giving your smile less attention when you practice your oral hygiene routine at home.

Following An Appointment With Necessary Dental Work

Hopefully, you will leave your next dental exam after receiving the news that you have no issues with your oral health that require treatment. However, if you do learn that something is wrong, you can arrange the necessary treatment before you have to worry about complications! If you have a cavity, a dental filling can be placed to restore your tooth structure and protect you from further difficulties. Fillings are conservative restorations that only cover the area where a cavity formed. If you have symptoms of gingivitis, we can recommend that you undergo a periodontal cleaning, a more involved teeth cleaning that will remove harmful bacteria present on the roots of your teeth.

Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Scheduling Your Next Dental Checkup

Your Ankeny, IA dentist is ready to take care of you during your next dental checkup! If you have any questions about our oral health services, or if you are due for your next preventive appointment, please contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.