The Importance of Dental Checkups

That friendly reminder letter has arrived for you in the mail. It’s time for you to visit your dentist. Do you dread going? Would you only visit the dentists office when it was only necessary, if you feel that something isn‘t quite right? Whether you have known this or not, it is customary that you visit the dentist for a routine check-up once every six months. Admit it, most of us do not visit the dentist as often as we are suppose to just because we may hate the sound of drills in your mouth or just because it’s inconvenient timing. However, at Oakwood Dental Arts of Freehold NJ, we reassure our patients that by coming in for their regular checkup that we provide them with a secure, clean and comfortable environment. As the premiere dentistry office of Freehold NJ, we would like to enlighten our patients about the importance of visiting our office for regular checkups as well as the importance of maintaining healthy oral hygiene.

Visiting the dentists’ office for your regular appointment is not only vitally important towards your oral hygiene but it also affects your health overall. During the duration of the appointment, the dentist will look for any possible loose teeth, signs of gum disease, as well as any possible findings of tooth decay. In addition, the dentist will also be sure to exam the health of your tongue, exam the state of your bite, check for any possible broken teeth or broken fillings, and lastly check for any cavities that should be filled in. If any of these possible problems are left untreated, the end results will not be good. You will then need to have either root canals, gum surgery, or the possibility of tooth extraction. In saying that, these regular appointments are vital to your overall oral hygiene and it is adamant that you keep up with your oral hygiene. In our office at Oakwood Dental Arts of Freehold NJ, we will aid you in doing so. Also during the appointment, an X-Ray will be taken of your mouth. The outcome of the X-Ray can determine a multitude of things. From the X-Ray the dentist will be able to see the overall state of your teeth, the state of your roots, the alignment of your jaw and an overview of the structure of your facial bones to ensure that everything is in its proper place. X-Rays also serve the benefit of spotting any out-of-the-ordinary growths and the precise location of any impacted teeth. X-Rays will also determine if there are any hidden cavities or signs of disease that may have not been visible during the appointment. During your appointment, you will also have your teeth cleaned, which is also significant as well. Having your teeth cleaned every few months will aid your teeth in remaining healthy and strong, as well as having them stay cleaner for a longer length of time. For the duration of the cleaning, the dentist will remove any plaque along the gum line and then will proceed to polish your teeth. To finish up, the dentist will floss your teeth to remove any access bacteria or plaque that was left behind. When you receive a cleaning from the dentist, is it guaranteed that you will leave the office with a brighter looking smile.

All in all, it is vital that you visit your dentist regularly for appointments to keep up with your oral hygiene. We continually stress the importance of having a healthy mouth and Oakwood Dental Arts of Freehold NJ wants to be sure and aid you to keep your mouth healthy all in the secure and comfortable environment of the office. Visit the office or give Oakwood Dental Arts of Freehold NJ a call to confer about the health of those pearly whites and be sure to schedule an appointment.