Young Female patient with open mouth examining dental inspection at dentist officeYour smile’s appearance means a lot to you. After all, it is the first physical attribute a person notices about you, and it is often indicative of a heightened sense of confidence and happiness. Though cosmetic dentistry exists to elevate your grin’s appearance, bear in mind that your health should not take a seat on the sideline in the process. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist discusses the important role your checkup plays in your overall oral health, as well as why it is important to attend your preventive visit before the year is out.

Attend Your Checkup

It goes without saying that your dental checkup and examination is the most important dental visit you can attend. Indeed, your dentist recommends coming in for a preventive visit at least once every six months in order to properly monitor the development of your smile and ensure minor concerns do not develop into major ones. But just how important is your checkup anyways?

While you may be doing your part to brush, floss, and use mouthwash at home regularly, bear in mind that your grin could still benefit from an expert opinion. Additionally, your dentist utilizes equipment that helps provide a more thorough assessment than one you could perform at home alone. This means minor issues are more likely to be identified in-office and thus are easier treated than if they continue to fester and develop over time.

When you come in for your checkup, our team will take care to provide a thorough examination of your structures for any signs of damage, infection, or other concern. What’s more? We will provide thorough cleaning to remove deposits of plaque that were missed with brushing alone. To learn more about this process, reach out to our team today.

Take Care of Additional Treatment

You may be aware that you accrue dental benefits and credits over time, but did you know they expire at the end of the year? It’s true, and the sooner you come in for your visit, the sooner you can utilize these benefits.

Indeed, your benefits can be used for regular checkups and cleanings, but they can also be used for specialized treatment such as restorative or prosthodontic care. To learn more about this process and how our team can help, give us a call today.

New Year, New Smile

Though many patients make New Year’s resolutions to do more for their smiles, there is nothing stopping you from getting a head start on the process. In fact, attending your routine visit prior to the new year can set your smile up for success, and we encourage our patients to do so sooner rather than later.

Learn More Today

Contact Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM by calling 575-534-3699 to learn more about the importance of using your dental benefits before they expire, and schedule your next appointment with our team today.