Don’t Forget To Schedule Your Next Checkup!

El Paso, TX, dentist offers checkups for adults and kids

When was the last time you saw your dentist? As a general rule, you should come in twice a year for a cleaning and examination. In some cases, your dentist may recommend that you come in more often. Before you get started on planning your summer activities and vacations, bring your family members in for their biannual checkups. This can help ensure that their smiles are healthy and can reduce the risk of needing emergency care later. Today, your Sunny Smiles team is here to explain why these visits are so important.

Prevent Common Oral Health Problems

Some of the most prevalent issues that dental patients face are cavities and gum disease. While these are quite common, they can be prevented with proper care. At home, you should brush and floss twice a day to get rid of bacteria that may accumulate throughout the day. This can help you reduce the chance of decay and gingivitis. When you come in for your biannual cleaning, your hygienist can remove plaque that your toothbrush cannot remove. This can further prevent cavities and other concerns. Biannual examinations can help detect and treat problems that may otherwise go unnoticed.

Set A Good Example For Your Kids

If you have children, it is important that you lead by example when it comes to your oral health routine. Make sure to include them in the twice-daily routine of brushing and flossing. This can help show them how important it is to take care of your oral health. Like you, they should also be visiting their dentist twice a year. Their checkups can help promote the healthy development of their adult teeth. Your little one can begin seeing the dentist regularly once they develop their first tooth. Cavities are a common problem for young patients. Their dentist may recommend extra protective measures like fluoride treatments and sealants to help protect them from tooth decay. If they do develop a cavity, their dentist will recommend scheduling a filling as soon as possible to restore their tooth. Don’t worry, this is normal and nearly all kids will have at least one cavity.

Avoid The Need For Emergency Care

Not all accidents can be prevented, but many can be avoided with the help of preventive care. Regular checkups can decrease the chances of you developing a severe cavity. If tooth decay is left untreated, it can lead to serious decay in the pulp of the tooth. This could lead to needing root canal treatment or other emergency care. To prevent this from happening, make sure that you are consistently seeing your dentist for cleanings and examinations.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

To schedule a cleaning and examination with our team, call Sunny Smiles Family Dentistry in El Paso, TX, today at 915.759.7000.