Summer is just around the corner…finally, and that means lots of outdoor activities, fun in the sun, and some much-needed relaxation. But that doesn’t mean neglecting our health, no matter how great we feel. Sure, staying away from the doctor or dentist sounds simply fine to many folks, but not going at all won’t serve you well in the long run.
While your daily schedule may be different come summertime, here is a friendly (but firm) reminder to slot in a dental check-up, for yourself and your family members. It’s just one visit, and then you can get back to your summer plans.
Why Do I Need A Dental Check-Up If I Feel Well? Isn’t It A Waste Of Time?
Check-ups are so important, and at Lifetime Dental Health, we encourage our patients to pay attention to their oral hygiene, whether it is winter, spring, summer, or fall. There is no season when health takes a back seat.
Dental check-ups are proactive, so we can help keep you consistently healthy. Waiting until there is a problem leads to unnecessary pain and discomfort. Plus, keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy is a must.
I Am Worried Because Of COVID-19…Is It Safe To See My Dentist At This Time?
Amid the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), many people have been anxious, stressed, and worried about getting dental check-ups and cleanings. This uncomfortable feeling is totally understandable, especially when the uncertainty of it all adds to everyone’s overall anxiety.
We can assure you that our dental facilities are up to standard in terms of sanitization and disinfection, with proper protocol in place to keep you as safe as possible. We follow the CDC and ADA guidelines to tend to every corner of our office, and all of our staff members are on board with the process. Expect to see more protection than ever, something we strive for so you remain germ-free. Trust our team to treat you like family.
How Often Do I Need To Get A Dental Check-Up?
Sticking to a twice-yearly dental cleaning and check-up is a proactive approach to overall oral health. These regular dental visits keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout the year, and we will address any concerns or problems that may be developing, even if you have not had any discomfort or issues to speak of.
Of course, outside of these two dental check-ups, if you are experiencing oral pain or related problems, please schedule an appointment immediately so we can check you out and tend to you.
What Will The Dental Check-Up Include?
We clean and floss your teeth thoroughly, remove plaque and tartar build-up, check the gums for irritation and disease, and examine you for signs of oral cancer. Any cavities that may be forming can be tended to at an early stage before things get too far gone. We may also take X-rays and intra-oral photos of the mouth to look for fractures, breaks, and jaw formation. You may require a fluoride treatment or protective sealants as well.
You may wish to take some time during your dental check-up to discuss cosmetic possibilities and aesthetics, including teeth straightening, whitening, bonding, etc. Your dentist will fully consult you during your exam.
Who Needs A Dental Check-Up?
In a nutshell…everyone! People of all ages benefit from check-ups – kids and adults alike. The visits are pain-free, comfortable, careful, and compassionate.
Make it a regular habit of scheduling two dental check-up appointments each year for all of your family members. Your dental and oral health is just as important as your physical exams with your family doctor. Plus, oral health problems can lead to other medical issues throughout the body, so nip it in the bud by being smart.
Staying away won’t keep problems away, so “scare them off” by showing up! It’s as simple as that.
How Do I Make An Appointment At Lifetime Dental Health?