Routine Dental Checkups from Your General Dentist
The American Dental Association recommends you see your dentist at least twice each year for a dental checkup. At your dental checkup, we will inspect your soft tissues for oral cancer, periodontal disease, and other problems. The dentist will also look at each tooth in your mouth to assess problems like tooth decay or cracks, as well as old dental work. Sometimes old dental work wears out and needs to be replaced. We will be happy to discuss the options available to replace old metal fillings with tooth colored alternatives
By looking for trouble every six months, we can often reduce your potential for large dental problems. For instance, left untreated, a small cavity can grow to destroy an entire tooth and spread to surrounding teeth. A cracked tooth can cause pain or break off and create additional problems. Furthermore, advanced gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss for American adults, and oral cancer causes more than 7500 deaths each year. Caught and treated early, these diseases can be controlled.
If you have not scheduled a dental checkup lately, be sure to call our Centerville dental office now to make your appointment with our general dentist! Children as young as 3 should visit the dentist. We are happy to see children under three if you have concerns.