When we find our schedules quickly filling it's often the really important things that end up pushed away, like our dental health. There is of course the added apprehension of the dentist's chair and the sometimes uncomfortable procedures that can take place there. But the truth is that it's usually when we neglect our dental health that we can expect more invasive, and often more expensive dental work. It's time to make preventive care visits part of our schedule, again. To learn more, contact Dr. Kristin Stevens of Center Grove Family Dentistry in Greenwood, IN.
The battle against plaque is one you don't have to fight alone. Brushing and flossing daily keeps the plaque that accumulates on your teeth in check. But because we can't always remove every bit of it that professional dental cleanings are important.
Because of the minerals in our saliva, plaque can harden into a substance called tartar, which makes it all the more difficult to remove at home. It's the bacteria that are part of it that can cause cavities and gum disease. As they feed on the sugars we consume they release acids that can damage the enamel on our teeth.
Having your teeth professionally cleaned every six months compliments all the hard work you do at home and helps to keep your smile healthy.
Checkups are part of your biannual visit to your dentist, just as important as the cleanings. Your dentist can examine your mouth for signs of trouble and can often prevent more invasive, and often more expensive, dental procedures in this way. Such as catching a cavity early and treating it with a routine filling, as opposed to a root canal down the line, or an extraction and a dental bridge if the problem goes unattended for long enough.
Preventive care visits are aimed at exactly this, at helping you win the smaller battles to avoid the bigger ones.
Family Dentistry in Greenwood, IN
You and your whole family deserve a bright and healthy smile and the best way to keep it is to make time for your preventive care visits. So make an appointment today with Dr. Stevens of Center Grove Family Dentistry in Greenwood, IN, by dialing (317) 548-2627.