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Seven Reasons to Keep Your Routine Dental Appointment

December 12, 2014
Posted By: Dr. Kevin Burgdorf
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You might not think it is that big of a deal to keep your regular dental appointments, especially if you are healthy and disease free. However, we believe that routine care is the most important and here is why. 

Why Dental Exams Are Important

  • Oral cancer – Each time you have a periodic exam, our doctor performs an oral cancer screening. Since the dentist is often the only person to take a thorough look inside your mouth, it is often your dentist that catches suspicious lesions in time for effective treatment.
  • Prevention – When we examine your teeth, gums, and bite, we look for the common signs that show the start of a problem. Once identified, we can treat that condition early before it progresses.
  • Medical history – By keeping an accurate medical history on file, we can look for conditions that might affect your oral health and take precautions.
  • Effective charting – By monitoring changes that we see such as gum recession, abfractions, or abnormal wear, we can address the underlying cause of your condition while it is still minor.
  • Consultation between you and the doctor – Your routine appointments are a time for you to discuss any concerns you might have about your oral health or appearance. We are here to listen and provide you with exceptional care. If anything is on your mind, please let us know and we will help find a solution that works for you.
  • Using your benefits – If you have dental benefits, your coverage typically includes two preventive appointments each year. That means that putting off your treatment is a waste of your coverage.
  • Hygiene instruction – We can work with you if you have certain parts of your mouth that cause trouble. Often, we miss the same areas repeatedly as we brush or floss. By pointing out common areas you miss, we can help you stay healthier. 

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