What are the Benefits of Regular Dental Exams?

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy entails more than brushing and flossing on a daily basis. Regular dental check-ups and professional teeth cleaning play an important part in oral healthcare and also your overall health.

Early Detection of Abnormalities & Diseases

Your dentist can detect issues you may be unaware of. Many dental issues – including gum disease, cavities and oral cancer won’t cause pain or become visible until they are in advanced stages.

Studies have shown that more than 90 percent of all systemic diseases have oral manifestations, including swollen gums, mouth ulcers, dry mouth, or excessive gum problems. Some of these diseases include:

  • Diabetes
  • Leukemia
  • Oral cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease

Our dentist will be able to tell you if you are showing early signs of any of these. Seeing a dentist regularly helps to keep your mouth healthy and allows your dentist to check for developments that may point to other health issues. A dental exam can also detect poor nutrition and hygiene, improper jaw alignment and signs of developing oral and overall health problems.

Preventative Dental Care Can Save You Money

Dental appointments shouldn’t just be made when you have a problem that needs to be addressed. Prevention is always better than needing a cure and possibly paying a fortune in dental expenses.

These dental exams will ensure that dental problems are found and treated early, so that they do not turn into major issues to contend with in the future. Dental exams also keep your teeth and gums as clean as possible, which reduces your risk of having decay or other problems in the first place.

Schedule a Dental Exam Today!

Call us today at (915) 260-6575, or send us a message through our Contact Us page. Our staff is caring and patient and ready to answer any questions you have concerning dental exams, insurance, and financial options that are available to our patients.