Everyone wants a healthy, beautiful smile, but not everyone knows how to make that happen. You might think that since you brush your teeth everyday, you’re in pretty good shape.
While that’s definitely a start, your best oral health requires much more than that. In order to have strong teeth and gums and a clean mouth, you need to pay us a visit at North Bay Dental at least twice a year for routine dental cleanings and exams.
We see new patients all the time in our Racine, WI dental office. What’s really troubling is how many of them come to us after being away from the dental chair for a year or two thinking it wasn’t that big a deal that they skipped routine dental care for a bit. After all, how much can really go wrong inside of your mouth in such a short time, especially if you brush regularly?
Quite a bit, actually, and that’s exactly what Dr. Reesman wants to help you avoid!
So today, we’re dedicating the blog to reminding you about the importance of those regular dental checkups and what you can expect at your next appointment at North Bay Dental.
How Do Dental Cleanings & Exams Usually Look?
In our dental office, the first thing you’ll notice is the warm, welcoming staff. We know going to the dentist isn’t exactly everyone’s favorite way to spend an afternoon, and for some, it’s downright scary. That’s why we always treat our patients like family, not a number.
Once your appointment begins, you’ll be introduced to your dental hygienist who can answer any questions you may have about your oral health. Then with the right tools, our skilled hygienist will give your teeth and gums the deep cleaning they need to clear your mouth of plaque and tartar buildup.
After your cleaning, Dr. Reesman will give you a thorough exam to look for signs of existing or potential problems. It’s always better to catch small issues early enough before they turn into more serious threats to your smile and your health!
A routine dental checkup is that easy. It’s not the actual visit that’s a big deal. It’s skipping those visits that can become a very big deal.
Why Do Routine Dental Cleanings & Exams Matter?
While you might think all your oral hygiene efforts are enough to keep your mouth healthy, it’s just not the case. Yes, it’s an essential part of it, but you need a skilled professional to make the equation complete.
That’s because no matter how well you brush or how religiously you floss, there are all kinds of harmful bacteria living in your mouth and feeding off of the sugar left behind from your food and drinks. It likes to enjoy that sugar in the dark, hard to reach hiding places around your teeth and gums.
To adequately clean your mouth of the plaque bacteria that leads to things like tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease, you need a trained professional who has the skills and the proper tools.
You also need a qualified dentist like Dr. Reesman who knows how to spot the early signs of a broad spectrum of dental problems. This is critical to your oral health because, unfortunately, not every dental problem will reveal itself through pain or other visible symptoms. Dr. Reesman has the training and the experience to detect and effectively treat the threats to your smile and your health.
Is It Time For Your Next Dental Checkup?
Achieving a beautiful, healthy smile isn’t something that happens on its own. Getting and maintaining it over the long term requires vigilance, both at home with good oral hygiene, and at your Racine dental office with Dr. Reesman and our team!
Let North Bay Dental be your support for your healthiest teeth and gums. We offer services that go far beyond checkups if you’re interested in making cosmetic enhancements or need restorative dental care down the road. As your needs change, you’ll be able to count on us to help you all along the way!