Young african-american man visiting dentist's office for prevention and treatment of the oral cavity. Man and woman doctor while checkup teeth. Healthy lifestyle, healthcare and medicine concept.It goes without saying that taking care of your smile is a lifelong process. After all, your grin is constantly facing a variety of threats and other factors, so the least we could do is prioritize its protection. Still, many people fall victim to not providing enough care for their grin, and thus become more susceptible to damage. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist explores the importance of preventive dentistry, including how checkups and cleanings play a more necessary part than you initially thought.

The Need for Prevention

From an unbalanced diet to damage endured through breakage, infection, and even grinding your teeth, your smile endures a great amount of wear over the years. Indeed, almost everything can cause damage, and it is for this reason that your dentist recommends a well-rounded preventive routine.

For most people, preventive dentistry means brushing consistently, and this is correct. Brushing is necessary for getting rid of pesky plaque buildup and keeping your teeth strong and protected. While it does play an important role in your overall routine, it is far from the only step to consider.

Indeed, a well- rounded preventive routine should consist of a steady combination of brushing and flossing daily, paying mind to the effects of certain foods and beverages, and attending your routine checkups and cleanings.  To learn more about this process, reach out to our team today.

Examining Concerns

While checkups may seem unnecessary to some, they actually serve a much bigger purpose than expected. Indeed, examinations offer an opportunity to have a professional examine your smile for signs of damage, decay, trauma, and other concerns. If you have ever attempted to perform a self-examination, you would know that it can be quite difficult without the proper equipment. What’s more? Knowing what to look for and when to seek help can be difficult as well.

When you come in for your dental examination, our team will take care to examine all aspects of your oral cavity, including your gums, teeth, tongue, cheeks, lips, and throat. What’s more? Our team can provide an adequate assessment of your situation and provide information on the next best steps to pursue. To learn more about this process or speak with our team, contact our office today.

Removing Harmful Deposits

Another Important aspect of your dental checkup includes your cleaning. You see, taking care to brush and floss are essential, but that does not mean sneaky deposits find a home in the hard-to-reach areas of the mouth. For this reason, your dentist will perform a cleaning during your checkup.

A cleaning consists of carefully but thoroughly removing calcified deposits of plaque or tartar. Following this, we will take care to polish your teeth so that future bacterial attachment is more difficult.

Learn More Today

Contact Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM at 575-534-3699 to learn more about the necessity of attending your routine checkups and cleanings, and scheduler your next appointment with our team today.