If you want to feel truly confident about the health of your teeth and gums, you should stay current with your regular dental checkups. At every appointment, you receive preventive care in the form of a thorough dental cleaning, as well as a careful evaluation that can reveal any problems that might require your dentist’s care. So how often should these reviews occur? Unless you have been told to follow a different schedule because of an issue with your oral health, these appointments should happen on a semiannual basis. At our Upton, MA dental practice, we provide ongoing oral health support to patients through dedicated care, and examinations that rely on modern tools and technology to provide a truly thorough study of your teeth and gums.

The Importance Of Consistent Dental Checkups

If you want to stay protected against tartar buildup, and avoid complications from untreated issues with tooth decay and gum disease, you should make regular appearances at the dentist’s office! Tartar accumulation can happen in a short time – many people who believe they have good oral hygiene habits will discover that deposits have formed between appointments. When a cavity forms, it will continue to grow until the problem is treated. Cavities that are caught early can be restored with dental fillings. However, cavities that continue to spread can ultimately require advanced care, and may even make tooth extraction necessary! It is also important to recognize and respond to periodontal infections. An advanced form of gum disease, known as periodontitis, can create long-term problems for your health, and lead to tooth loss.

What Can You Expect At Your Next Appointment?

At every routine appointment, a patient can count on several important services that keep their smile protected. During an evaluation, your dentist will carefully check you for any signs of oral health trouble that need to be addressed. This means more than just looking for cavities to fill – a review can also reveal problems with teeth grinding that need to be addressed, or problems with gum disease that need extra attention. In order to identify problems that might escape a visual review, we rely on modern technology to produce detailed images of patients’ smiles. The cleaning that is performed at each appointment removes harmful debris, plaque, and tartar from every space of your smile. Because you are not able to remove tartar at home by brushing and flossing, these sessions can be particularly helpful for preventing future issues from occurring.

Arranging Treatment After A Checkup

If you need to schedule dental work after a problem is found at a checkup, we can help make sure your issue is completely resolved. In addition to providing lifelike restorations that ensure your smile is not affected by treatment, we can use CEREC technology to ensure advanced dental treatments can be completed in as little as one appointment!

Schedule Your Next Dental Exam With Dr. Goguen!

If you are due for your next dental exam, or if you are trying to find a dental health expert in the Upton, MA area, reach out to Dr. Goguen! Our practice is proud to help many people maintain their best oral health through dedicated preventive services, and a range of important restorative treatments. To learn more, call our practice at 508-529-4591.


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