The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

Prevention is Key

Why is it important for you and your family to visit our Lynnwood dentistry clinic every year? Many people neglect their regular dental appointments because they think that their mouths feel fine and their teeth look great.

However, there is more to a dental visit than giving yourself a cleaning. When you come in to see your dentist, you’re getting all of the following benefits:

Early Detection of Cavities

Tooth decay happens gradually, and you’re not likely to notice it until it’s too late. Only sophisticated dental equipment can give you the early warning you need to reliably prevent serious damage.

Early Detection of Gum Disease

Much like tooth decay, gingivitis happens gradually and can only be reliably detected by a trained eye.

Early Detection of Oral Cancer

Ninety percent of oral cancer cases can be treated if found at an early stage. Your dentist has the means to determine whether or not you have oral cancer.

Tooth Grinding Prevention

It’s possible that you or your children grind your teeth without even noticing it. A dentist can spot the warning signs and save you from costly damage.

Medication Assessment

Periodically, you may be required to take a new form of medication that can have a negative impact on your oral health. You will want to inform your dentist of this medication so as to properly assess any risks and take appropriate actions.