Many patients put off going to the dentist because they aren’t experiencing any problems with their teeth. Maybe you’ve got a great smile, brush every day, and even keep up with flossing. However, Dr. Robert Burks and his professional staff recommend that our Orlando area patients don’t wait until they experience a toothache to come see us, but rather, that they maintain regular checkups and cleanings. Here’s why.
Even if you’ve got the healthiest smile, visiting your dentist for a checkup and cleaning should happen at least twice a year, preferably every six months. Bacteria and plaque build up on the teeth and gums over time, no matter how much you brush. A professional cleaning is more thorough than simply brushing your teeth, and effectively removes plaque buildup from the small crevices your toothbrush cannot reach.
Preventative dentistry is the single biggest reason why you shouldn’t skip dental visits. In addition to professionally cleaning your teeth, your dentist needs to monitor your mouth for cavities and other potential issues. Spotting and treating cavities before they cause major decay is very important in preserving your smile. Your dentist can tell if a cavity is in its beginning stages, or if it may form on the tooth, long before there is a risk. Regular dental visits are also important for preventing gingivitis and its progression to gum disease.
Did you know that the health of your teeth and gums actually affects your overall well being? Oral health can have impacts on the respiratory, circulatory, digestive and reproductive systems of your body. If your oral health is good, your body will be healthier. On the other hand, if your oral health is poor, you may be experiencing symptoms in other physical areas, perhaps without even knowing there is a link between the two.
At Dr. Robert Burks dentistry, we are dedicated to helping patients of all ages maintain their dental health and achieve a beautiful smile that will last for years to come. We offer a variety of dental treatments, including cosmetic dentistry services, to patients throughout Winter Springs, Oviedo, and Orlando. If you’d like to learn more about dental checkups or have questions about our practice, services, or anything related to dentistry, we welcome you contact us. And if it’s been a while since you’ve been in to see us book an appointment now for a checkup and cleaning. We can’t wait to see you!