As your dentist in Medina, I’m always thinking about two things: the health and beauty of your teeth. With that in mind, I’d like to ask, have you started the new year with a dental checkup and cleaning? These twice-annual visits are crucial to maintaining a great looking, healthy feeling smile for years and years to come. Keep reading to learn more about why you should never skip a dental checkup — especially in 2016 — from Dr. Allan J. Milewski.
Don’t Skip Your Dental Checkup This Month, Says Dr. Milewski
When you stay on top of your six month dental checkups, you’re not just ticking an item off the list of things you know you should do. You’re taking one big step towards maintaining a healthy set of teeth that last a lifetime. Dr. Milewski and our entire team of dental professionals are committed to your oral health — but we can only do our job when you schedule and maintain your six month appointments.
What’s so important about this exam, anyway? Well, it gives us the chance to look for a few key things.
Tooth Decay and Gum Infection
Of course, one of the biggest reasons to maintain your six month checkups is to make sure your mouth is free from tooth decay and gum disease, two conditions which are far easier to treat when caught early. Visiting the dentist as a preventive step, rather than when you know there’s a problem, can mean lots of saved time, money and discomfort in the long run.
In addition to checking for smaller oral problems, Dr. Milewski can also perform an oral cancer screening. It’s probably not something you think about very often, but close to 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Fortunately, the survival rate is 80 to 90 percent when caught in its early stages. Stay informed, and get screened regularly.
Worn Dental Work
You probably don’t think much about that filling you had placed years and years ago, but we’ve got our eye on it. Sometimes existing dental work can become worn or cracked without you even realizing it — but when we notice signs of faulty dental work, we can quickly repair it to prevent more serious problems.
There You Have It — Schedule Your Appointment Today!
You’ve had your reminder. Don’t skip out on your twice annual visits to Dr. Milewski in 2016! Start the year off right by scheduling your first checkup and cleaning before another day passes. We’re committed to creating healthy smiles for you and your whole family — book your appointment online today!