Regular dental visits with your Long Beach, CA, dentist, Dr. Joseph DuRoss, are important for all of our patients. They are the best way to prevent dental diseases that can impact a person’s health and wellbeing. Of course, you may be putting off your next cleaning, especially right now, but it’s important that you don’t. In fact, the American Dental Association advises that everyone continue visiting the dentist for their six-month checkups.
We Catch Problems Early
As with any health problem, it’s important to catch decay and gum disease early so that we can treat them as soon as possible. If left untreated, they can cause severe and permanent damage to your teeth, gums, bone, and face. Unfortunately, in the very beginning stages, these common dental issues don’t cause symptoms. Therefore, the only way you’ll know that you have decay or gingivitis is by visiting our Long Beach, CA, family dentist every six months for cleanings and exams.
Maintain a Beautiful-Looking Smile
We have the tools and techniques to be able to get into all those little crevices and nooks to remove tartar and plaque buildup that you haven’t been able to remove through at-home brushing and flossing. Don’t feel defeated. Even the most careful brushers and flosses aren’t able to clean all areas of their smile perfectly, but this is another reason why you shouldn’t skip out on routine dental checkups. You’ll also walk out of our office with fresher breath and a whiter smile.
Protect Your Health
Did you know that many systemic diseases can be detected by simply examining your mouth? During these routine checkups, Dr. DuRoss can identify changes or symptoms that could be warning signs of diabetes, anemia, heart disease, and many other health problems that could be potentially serious.
This Visit Could Save Your Life
During your six-month checkup, we also perform oral cancer screenings. Everyone gets screened because anyone can develop oral cancer, and the sooner we detect a suspicious growth or lump the better the prognosis. Oral cancer is treatable when diagnosed early but can be life-threatening if not caught in time. These quick, painless screenings could save your life.
If it’s been more than six months since you last visited our Long Beach, CA, family dentist, Dr. DuRoss, for a routine checkup, it’s time to pick up the phone and call us at (562) 424-8537. We are taking all the necessary precautions to keep our patients safe so that they can continue to get the proper routine cleanings and care they need to support healthy smiles.