By paying attention and caring for your dental health, you’re also caring for your physical and mental health. The first steps of finding a dentist you’re comfortable with and scheduling your appointment are usually the hardest, but once that’s out of the way, you can rest well knowing your dental health will be taken care of. Your dentist in Medford can help you feel more comfortable scheduling your checkup. Here is what your checkup will most likely look like!
What Should I Expect During My Checkup?
You’ll want to schedule your appointment despite there being no apparent signs of dental problems. Just because you aren’t in pain doesn’t mean you should skip out on your cleaning. Visiting your dentist is an essential preventive measure to avoid cavities, developing gum disease and to fight off infections.
Going to your checkup every six months will help your mouth stay healthy and your teeth last longer. Here’s what to expect out of your visit:
- Your dentist or dental hygienist will complete an in-depth cleaning to target plaque and tartar buildup along your gum line. This helps to prevent bad breath and cavities from turning into something more serious. After the cleaning, your teeth will be polished and flossed to remove any food debris and additional bacteria.
- A thorough inspection of your mouth, including your teeth and gums, will be done to see if you have any decay or damage that needs to be addressed. This step is helpful in establishing any changes that may need to be made in your dental routine so you can have the best smile possible.
- If you’re at risk for certain oral health issues, your dentist may find it necessary to take X-rays to diagnose more hidden problems like impacted teeth, cysts or decay between teeth.
Your dentist may also ask you about your health history to better understand if any future problems with your oral health will arise.
What Can Attending Dental Checkups Do For Me?
Gum disease affects three out of four adults. Most adults are either undiagnosed or don’t catch it soon enough to prevent its advancement. Other problems like tooth infections, aches, nightly grinding, and clenching, and even jaw problems can be caught so they can be treated as early as possible. Upkeeping your mouth is more than just brushing and flossing, it’s making sure that you’re doing what you can to prevent serious and irreversible problems.
Attending regular cleanings and checkups will ensure that your smile remains bright and undamaged and your health is looked after. Instead of dealing with the stress of invasive procedures like root canals and periodontal treatments, you could diligently maintain your oral health. Don’t wait to schedule your checkup until something goes wrong, instead, prevent anything from going wrong.
About the Author
Dr. Anthony Giamberardino has been practicing for over three decades, giving him the experience and ability to provide his patients with the highest quality of care. Serving his community of Medford has always been his top priority. Giving you a smile that you’re proud of would be a great accomplishment. For any questions or to schedule an appointment, please visit our website, or contact us at 339-674-6725.