By Dr. Craig Blogin
July 09, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental visits  

Why you should visit your dentist in Ann Arbor regularlydental visit

Taking care of your smile doesn’t have to be complicated, and you don’t have to do it alone. Your dentist can help, and that’s why you should visit your dentist regularly. Dr. Craig Blogin in Ann Arbor, MI, wants to share the importance of dental visits and how often you should have a dental examination.

You should visit your dentist at least once each year for:

  • A complete dental examination during which your dentist will assess the health of your teeth, diagnose tooth decay, gum or periodontal disease, and other issues, and answer any questions you may have
  • Dental x-rays which allow your dentist to see the roots of your teeth, supporting bone, and other structures not visible during the clinical examination

You should also visit your dental hygienist for a professional dental cleaning at least every six months, more often if you have periodontal disease. During your dental cleaning, your hygienist will:

  • Clean all hard and soft deposits from your teeth and polish your teeth, removing all stains
  • Take measurements of the health of your gums and the bone which supports your teeth
  • Provide the knowledge and tools for you to keep your smile healthy at home

Remember that keeping your smile healthy also keeps your body healthy. Visiting your dentist regularly can save you time, money, pain and stress. That’s because your dentist can diagnose and treat dental issues before they can become major dental problems. Some of the risks of delaying dental treatment include:

  • Bleeding gums turning into bone loss
  • Bone loss turning into tooth loss
  • Decay turning into the need for a root canal
  • Decay turning into the need for tooth removal
  • Tooth removal resulting in the need for implants, partials, or dentures

Remember to visit your dentist at least once each year, and your dental hygienist at least every six months to protect your smile. You deserve to have a healthy smile for life, so call Dr. Blogin in Ann Arbor, MI, today!

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