There are many benefits to getting routine dental visits. Having your teeth professionally cleaned and checked out can lower your risk of cavities, but can improve the health of your entire body.

Short-term benefits. The doctors have tools that can clean your teeth more thoroughly than you can at home. Also, you can gather more information about ways to improve your oral health by a professional that knows your smile. Through x-rays and careful inspection of your mouth and teeth, you can feel confident that your smile is being cared for.

Long-term benefits. As you age, the enamel on your teeth begins to wear down, your teeth will begin to decay and sooner or later you will require some form of oral surgery. Visiting your dentist regularly can help you every step of the way. Tips from a professional can help you manage your oral hygiene and keep your mouth healthy. Neglecting the dentist can put you at a more serious risk for diseases like gingivitis and gum diseases that can cause bleeding and discomfort. According to a recent study, around 120 medical conditions can be detected first by an examination of the mouth, throat and neck, including Oral Cancer. Studies say that 75 percent of oral cancers can be detected either visually or through palpitation in a comprehensive oral exam.

Financial benefit. Routine check ups decrease the risk of a larger, costlier problem from occurring. Fixing a cavity quickly can prevent more complicated procedures like tooth extraction or a root canal.

Most doctors recommend that people visit the dentist at least twice a year. But, it is best to call your dentist and find a schedule that fits your needs. Call Mallard Creek Family Dentistry at (704) 596-0021 to set up an appointment today!