3 Reasons Why Regular Dental Check Up’s are Important

Dental Checkup

We all have seen that reminder text or received the reminder call about a dentist appointment coming up and have been instantly filled with dread. We can’t quite put our finger on it but many people do not like going to the dentist. However, no matter how much most people dread going to the dentist, going in for regular check-ups can prevent a whole lot of pain later on in life. And trust us when we say that mouth pain is one of the worst kinds of pain there is. It is recommended that you see the dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and a check-up. This is important so that your dentist can examine your teeth for any cavities, do x-rays, and ensure you get a deep cleaning done. All of these things combined play an important part in keeping your mouth healthy and equally hygienic. Regardless if you are the best brusher in the world, cavities and other problems with the gums can still occur, making it important to be seen twice a year. Not sure where to go to get your teeth cleaned and examined? Reach out to our staff at Single Visit Dentistry for all of your dentist needs.

Gum Disease Prevention and Treatment

Even if you are not so worried about your teeth and getting a cavity, you should be concerned about gum disease, otherwise known as periodontitis. Gum disease typically happens when there is a build-up of plaque and tartar on the teeth. This build-up can result in tooth decay and gum tissue decay. Once the gums begin to decay they pull away from the teeth and show symptoms such as bleeding when brushing, swelling, and soreness. This may not sound completely terrible, but if you allow this to continue and regress without treatment then you may find yourself losing teeth in a few years. As the gums decay, they pull away from the teeth and breakdown the gum tissue which will eventually break down the bones that hold the teeth in place. Once you reach this point losing teeth is simply inevitable as the bones will no longer be able to hold onto the teeth. Making sure you see a dentist regularly will stop gum disease in its tracks so it does not progress.


Oral x-rays are by far one of the most uncomfortable things ever. You have to position your mouth in awkward ways with a camera inside of it. There are truly no ways of making it enjoyable. Despite all this discomfort, these oral x-rays are critical to dental health. They can let you know when your wisdom teeth are growing in if you have any jaw damage, tumors, cysts, and bone decay. It’s safe to say that not regularly getting these x-rays can result in some serious issues later on. The key to solving any dental problem is catching it early enough, this can’t happen when you do not get regular dental check-ups.

Cavity Prevention

Many people suffer from cavities regardless of oral hygiene; however, having regular dental check-ups can prevent cavities from happening and reduce your chances of getting one. Even with regular brushing and flossing, we can all miss small areas in the mouth. These areas are breeding grounds for plaque to build up, which will eventually turn into tartar. The only way to truly get rid of the tartar and any plaque build-up is with the help of a dentist. Say you miss your appointments for a few years and unknowingly have tartar building up. You may not know it yet but you are assisting in the making of a cavity. The tartar will erode your teeth over time and create holes in them thus creating a cavity. This will result in an even more expensive, time-consuming, and painful appointment than if you were to simply get regular dental check-ups.

Are you looking for a dentist who you can trust? Single Visit Dentistry is the dental office for you. We offer many services as well as regular cleanings, x-rays, and examinations. Don’t let your dental health take a back seat, make sure you are regularly getting your teeth checked out. Not only can this save you a lot of money down the road but will prevent you from experiencing any pain or health problems. To learn more about Single Visit Dentistry or to book an appointment, give us a call today at (954) 870-4781.

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