If you want to keep your smile healthy and beautiful for life, it’s essential to visit our practice for dental checkups at least twice a year. During these checkups, one of our hygienists will clean and polish your teeth to eliminate plaque and tartar, leaving you with a sparkling smile.
Though brushing and flossing at home is a great way to keep your teeth clean, bacteria often builds up in areas of your mouth that are hard to reach. Thankfully, we can use our special dental tools to thoroughly clean your smile and protect your health.
We’ll also take detailed x-rays of your entire mouth and examine them for any issues that could threaten your health. This allows us to detect problems that may not be visible with the naked eye.
While it may seem like missing a dental checkup is no big deal, neglecting these regular visits will affect your long-term health. By visiting us every six months, you reduce your risk of harmful conditions like gum disease, cavities, oral cancer, and more. Not to mention, you’ll save time and money over the long term by avoiding these issues in the future.
Every year, over 10,000 Americans die from oral cancer. As with many deadly diseases, early detection is key to providing effective treatment. That’s why we include oral cancer screenings as part of your regular dental checkups.
By checking every six months, you can stay ahead of oral cancer and ensure it never has time to spread far. This can help you live a longer and healthier life, in addition to providing you with peace of mind.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an oral infection that results from a buildup of plaque in your gum tissue. It’s the leading cause of tooth loss among adults.
When you visit us for a dental checkup, we’ll inspect your gums for any indication of periodontal disease. As long as it’s treated quickly, gum disease is relatively easy to reverse. That’s why it’s important to keep scheduling these checkups and be aware of the warning signs.
If your gums are red and swollen, or if they’re bleeding easily, schedule an appointment with us right away. We’ll use scaling and root planing therapy to remove plaque from above and below your gumline. This will eliminate your infection and protect you from further health issues.
If you don’t have good oral hygiene habits at home, or if you neglect to visit Dr. Grubb for regular checkups, you have a good chance of developing cavities. Cavities are small holes in your teeth that result from plaque wearing down your enamel.
If you have a cavity, we can restore the strength and appearance of your tooth with a customized filling. Our fillings are designed to match the exact shade of your teeth for a natural-looking appearance. They’re also highly durable to ensure long-lasting results.
Practicing good oral hygiene habits can prevent complications with your dental health so you can enjoy your smile for years to come. Examples of good oral hygiene habits include:
In addition to following healthy hygiene habits, you’ll want to visit Dr. Grubb’s practice twice a year for checkups and professional cleanings. During these appointments, we’ll remove plaque and tartar from those hard to reach areas to prevent cavities.
In addition to following good oral hygiene habits, there are a few things you can do to improve your oral health. These include:
While following these recommendations can improve your oral health, it’s important to schedule regular visits at Dr. Grubb’s office so we can ensure your mouth is free of disease and in the best of health. We can also provide any additional tips on your oral care routine.
If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause tooth mobility and eventual tooth loss. It starts as an infection in your mouth that can spread to other areas of your body and create further health complications.
Although periodontal disease is common, it can easily be treated in its early stages to help prevent further health complications. If you have periodontal disease, schedule an appointment with our office by calling (410) 939-5800. We’ll restore your oral health and ensure your mouth is free of infection.
The earliest stage of gum disease, called gingivitis, can be reversed with treatment. However, once it progresses to periodontal disease, you’ll need to come in for regular visits to prevent the disease from worsening. Regular deep cleanings can prevent periodontal pockets from getting deeper which can cause bone loss and lead to more complicated problems.
With regular root planing and scaling, we can rid your mouth of the harmful bacteria that builds up in the periodontal pockets. We’ll also smooth out the roots so they are less likely to hold onto bacteria. These deep cleanings will rid your mouth of infection and prevent your gums from further recession as well.
If you want to maintain a healthy smile for life, don’t forget to schedule checkups with Dr. Grubb every six months. By doing this, you’ll protect yourself from cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, and more.
Call our office at (410) 939-5800 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Grubb. We look forward to meeting you.