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Why Checkups Are Essential

Posted on August 26th, 2019 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

Regular dental checkups are helpful to your oral health as they help keep your teeth and gums healthy. As your dentists in Lincoln Park, we recommend visiting us twice a year for cleanings and exams. Here are some things we look out for when you come in for your appointment.

Check For Plaque, Tartar, and Cavities

You may be a diligent daily brusher and flosser, but it’s possible that you are missing some areas in your mouth, which can cause plaque build-up. Eventually, the plaque becomes too difficult to remove and can turn into tartar. Professional dental cleanings can help check for tartar-turned-cavities and prevent future cavities by reaching the areas that you cannot get while brushing and flossing.

Look For Gum Disease

Plaque and tartar buildup can cause gum disease, where you’ll notice swelling, bleeding, and soreness in your mouth. Gum disease treatment can be expensive so avoid the surgeries deep cleanings that come with it and keep to your regular dental cleanings twice a year.

Diminish Bad Habits

There are many bad habits that can negatively impact your oral health, such as chewing ice, biting your nails, clenching your jaw, and more. At a checkup, your dentist can check to see if you have any oral damage caused by bad habits that you may not have noticed. Once you are aware of bad oral habits, it’s easier to change your lifestyle to keep your oral health in tip-top shape.

Contact Us Today

Make sure you are sticking to your bi-yearly dental cleaning appointments and contact us today if you are due for a cleaning. Our dentists in Lincoln Park are ready to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted and the first step is your regular checkup!  

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