When was the last time you saw a dentist? Chances are it has been past the recommended 6 months since your last dental visit. We hear many reasons for why patients do not have regular visits including: lack of money or quality dental insurance, busy schedules and fear. Although these can be concerns, your twice yearly checkups are very important to your dental and overall health.
Although you may brush twice daily and floss, your yearly checkups with Dr Tiffany Fritz are about treating the mouth with preventative dentistry. It is key to prevent disease instead of being reactionary and addressing problems once they already have occurred. No matter how much you brush and floss, there is a chance for food and debris to be left behind. Food and beverages can wear down your tooth enamel in between visits, making your teeth vulnerable to decay.
In addition to a thorough teeth cleaning and polish, these regular visits help us with detecting decay and periodontal disease. We will complete your oral cancer screening checking all soft and hard tissues including your teeth, gums, cheeks, throat and tongue. Also during this visit, your old fillings and restorations will be evaluated as they can wear away over time from constant chewing, grinding or clenching.
Its important to know that dental concerns do not become visible or painful until the problem is highly advanced. These problems can become more painful and expensive to treat, which could have been caught at an earlier state with yearly checkup's. Professional cleanings by our team at Piney Creek Family Dentistry is the best way to cover all oral health concerns and clean the spots that may have been missed on daily brushing.
Make sure your teeth get the professional attention they deserve! If you are overdue for your next cleaning, please give the office a call and schedule your next dental checkup at our Centennial, CO office!