Most people know the importance of brushing and flossing their teeth daily, but what about getting regular dental checkups and cleanings? Many people don’t realize that going to the dentist is just as important as taking care of their teeth at home. Routine checkups at All Smiles Dental on Old Bridgeport Hill, Clarksburg West Virginia with Drs. Roger Suter and Adam Boustany are critical for a lifetime of healthy smiles!
How often should I see the dentist?
Dentists recommend that you visit them at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. During these appointments, your dentist can examine your teeth and gums for any problems and clean away any plaque or tartar buildup. If left untreated, plaque can lead to cavities and gingivitis, which is an inflammation or infection of the gums.
Steps to maintaining oral health
- Brushing and flossing. Cleaning your teeth regularly is one of the best ways to prevent cavities and other dental problems.
- Regular dental visits. By visiting the dentist every six months and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle, you can live a long and happy life with your pearly whites!
- Education. Learning about the signs and symptoms of conditions such as periodontal disease and tooth decay can assist with the early detection of issues that might become more severe–or expensive–without proper diagnosis and treatment.
- Call when problems arise. If you have any issues with the smile, including an injury or toothache, it is important that you make an appointment with the team at All Smiles Dental for an evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Leaving certain conditions untreated can cause more significant problems to develop in the future.
How do I learn more about oral health care?
Keeping the smile beautiful and healthy requires a team effort from both the patient and dentist. Contact All Smiles Dental today if you live in the North Central WV area and are ready to work with a dedicated professional to achieve and preserve healthy teeth and gums! Our dental clinic is located at 2017 East Pike Street and can be reached by phone at 304-623-9188 to request a consultation. Drs. Roger Suter and Adam Boustany are open to new and existing patients and families seeking the best dental care in the community!
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