The Value of Regular Checkups

When did you last see your dentist? The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends seeing your dentist every six months even when your oral health seems perfect. We'll share some reasons why you should keep up with regular dental checkups with Dr. Richard Morgan of Ashcraft Morgan Dental, your general dentist in Russellville, AR.

Dental Cleanings

If you think that brushing and flossing regularly alone is enough to keep your teeth squeaky clean, you're wrong. Even with the right tooth brushing technique, you can't remove tartar and might have trouble reaching some areas in your mouth. Your regular dental checkups allow your dentist to remove plaque and tartar on those hard-to-reach areas.

Early Detection

Your general dentist in Russellville, AR, has the expertise to detect oral health problems even before you get the signs. That way you can get get the required treatment before you experience discomfort. During your dental appointment, your dentist can check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.

Preventive Treatments

During your routine dental checkups, you can discuss getting preventive treatments for your teeth. Dental sealants and fluoride treatments are popular preventive treatments for tooth decay. These treatments strengthen your teeth to resist tooth decay.

Save Money

Putting off your routine dental checkup can end up costing you more money in the long run. Serious oral health problems can go unnoticed till unpleasant complications arise. You could end up losing your teeth. Compare the cost of seeing your dentist regularly for dental cleanings to the cost of tooth restorations, the difference is clear.

Dental Education

How well do you know proper dental care? Simply relying on the information on the internet for dental care can be dangerous. Several online trends are unhealthy for your teeth and gums. Before taking random oral health advice online, consider discussing it with your dentist. Your dentist will let you know the best practices to maintain excellent oral health.

If you're due for your next dental checkup, don't put it off. Call (479) 968-1470 to schedule your consultation with your Russellville, AR, general dentist, Dr. Morgan, at Ashcraft Morgan Dental.

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