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Three Reasons Not to Skip a Dental Checkup
Posted:Sep 14, 2018
Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you need to do. At Southern York Smile Care in Shrewsbury PA, we understand that. But we encourage you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup because you think it’s less important than the other twenty items on your to-do list. We want you to keep your beautiful smile!
Twice-yearly dental exams are vital for keeping your smile in optimal shape.
“But my teeth feel fine.”
Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security. The fact is that no news isn’t necessarily good news. Dental troubles can be progressing without you being aware of it.
1. Your Gums May Be Receding
Gum recession doesn’t happen all at once. Gum tissue can move back almost imperceptibly until teeth and bone are in danger.
2. Decay May Be Lurking
When the acids in plaque start drilling into a tooth, we usually don’t feel it until it has passed through the enamel and dentin and hits the nerve. Ouch! By that time, there is a crater in the tooth. Regular cleanings remove plaque before it can do any damage.
3. Prevent Oral Cancer
About 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year.1 Doctor dentist will screen for oral cancer during your exam. As with all types of cancer, early diagnosis is essential.
After your entire mouth has been examined, our dentist will detail what is necessary moving forward. Whether that’s flossing more often or discussing major fixes such as braces, we will make certain that you get all the information you need to ensure your smile is bright and beautiful!
Scheduling twice-yearly exams with Southern York Smile Care in Shrewsbury PA will ensure you avoid acute dental problems, and keep that beautiful smile. We offer comprehensive exams and cleanings, and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment today.