The Trouble With Skipping Dental Checkups

Is it time for you to schedule your next dental exam? Unless you are told otherwise by your dentist, you should arrange a checkup every six months to stay current with preventive care. Delaying appointments, or taking a break from scheduled care, can lead to issues like tartar buildup, and even lead to the onset of a tooth infection because of an untreated cavity. Sunny Smiles is prepared to help patients of all ages stay consistent with preventive care. We provide routine checkups and cleanings for adults as well as pediatric visits for kids. At your next visit, we can make sure your smile is healthy and provide a thorough teeth cleaning. If necessary, we can also discuss services to restore your dental well-being if a problem is identified.

When Was Your Last Dental Exam?

Have you gone more than six months without a routine dental checkup? A delay in treatment can be a problem for several reasons. Since your last appointment, plaque deposits that have hardened to tartar can make you more vulnerable to oral health issues. If a problem like tooth decay has already formed, you may not see your dentist until it calls for more involved restorative dental work. In other words, your delay can make you more vulnerable to issues that will call for more involved services.

What To Expect At Your Next Checkup

During a dental checkup, your teeth cleaning will remove accumulated plaque and tartar deposits so that they cannot cause issues that demand restorative treatment. This can have cosmetic benefits, too, as your hygienist can take care of any visible buildup of tartar that you need to worry about. Your dentist will closely evaluate your teeth and gums to see if there are any active issues that call for further treatment.

For a pediatric dental exam, we provide preventive care as well as guidance to help our younger patients learn how they can properly care for their teeth and gums. We can also make sure they have no developmental issues to worry over. That includes providing feedback to parents about concerns over malocclusion, which can point to the eventual need for orthodontic work.

Scheduling Treatment In Response To Identified Problems

If your next appointment leads to the news that you have a cavity or another issue with your dental health, we can help! Cavity treatment will stop the spread of decay and keep your tooth safe by providing a custom restoration. The sooner you arrange care, the sooner we can put a stop to a problem and prevent possible complications from occurring.

Schedule Dental Checkups For Your Family At Sunny Smiles!

If you are past due for your next dental exam, we are ready to take care of you! To find out more, contact Sunny Smiles at our dental office on Dyer St in El Paso, TX by calling 915-859-7000.