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Preventive Dentistry 101: The Importance of Dental Checkups

January 10, 2015

159289454Do you take your dental health seriously? Many patients choose to skip their regular dental checkups because they don’t have any pain or discomfort in their teeth. This causes them to only see a dentist for dental emergencies. However, this is a risky and costly approach to dental care. Making a commitment to good dental health means that you take your preventive dentistry appointments seriously by keeping them. A typical dental checkup and dental cleaning appointment is quick and easy.  Dr. Giamberardino will carefully and gently inspect the condition of your mouth, teeth and gums, looking for any signs of gum disease, loose or broken teeth, or damaged tooth fillings or decay. He will also examine your head and neck, your bite, and the movement of your jaw. Your teeth will then be thoroughly cleaned, polished, and flossed, leaving them fresh and sparkling. Skipping these preventive dentistry appointments will only put you at greater risk for more invasive and costly procedures in the future. To avoid this all too common pitfall, make an appointment with Giamberardino Dental Care for your preventive dentistry checkup today.  Dr. Giamberardino is a trusted family dentist, now proudly serving patients throughout Medford, MA, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and the surrounding communities.

What Is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is proactive dental care. Dr. Giamberardino can stop dental problems before they start.  Your teeth will be checked for early signs of decay, faulty fillings, cracks, and wear. The gums will be checked for signs of gum disease, and your bones, cheeks, tongue, palate and other parts of the mouth and face will also be examined for any unusual swellings or surface changes.

Why Is Preventive Dentistry So Important?

The benefits of maintaining your smile are plenty. Healthy teeth will boost your confidence and improve your overall health and well-being. A regular preventive dentistry check-up allows Dr. Giamberardino to keep your mouth healthy. Leaving problems untreated only makes them more difficult to treat in the future, so it’s best to deal with them early, or prevent them altogether. Bacteria from untreated gum disease can actually spread infection to other parts of your body. Some non-dental conditions have symptoms that appear in the mouth early on. A regular preventive dentistry examination can reveal signs of vitamin insufficiencies, osteoporosis, and more serious conditions such as diabetes and oral cancer. Regular dental checkups are also good for your pocketbook too. Identifying and treating minor problems like dental cavities early on, can spare you the time and expense of more complicated restorative dentistry procedures such as a tooth extractions and root canal therapy in the future.

Medford Preventive Dentistry Appointments for the Whole Family

Be proactive with your dental health. Make an appointment with Giamberardino Dental Care for your preventive dentistry needs today.  Giamberardino Dental Care can help you fight off costly dental problems. Dr. Giamberardino is a trusted family dentist, conveniently located in the heart of Medford, MA, proudly serving patients throughout Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and nearby areas.

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