A lot of people tend to avoid visiting their dentist for a checkup. There are a lot of reasons behind this from having dental anxiety to not having the time to drop by because of a busy schedule at work. Regardless of the cause, it’s important that you set aside some time to visit your Texas dentist as preventive dental care and early detection of any dental problem will result in simpler and less expensive treatments. Neglecting to visit your dentist for a checkup once every six months increases your risk for developing dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease, which could be costly to treat when left unchecked.

One of the most important preventive measures that your dentist provides is professional cleaning. While daily brushing and flossing can go a long way in maintaining the health of your teeth and gums, there are some hard to reach spots in your mouth that a brush can’t reach. Your dentist will clean your mouth by removing plaque and tartar buildup, which are the leading causes for tooth decay and gum disease. It’s easier, and less expensive, to undergo professional cleaning at your dentist’s clinic than to undergo treatments for decayed teeth and infected gums.

Early detection of oral health problems is also important as it allows your dentist to provide immediate treatment before a problem gets worse or moves on to a more advanced stage of disease. Prevention is always better than cure, so if your Plano dentist detects a potential problem in your teeth and gums, it’s best to address any concerns as soon as possible, to limit the risks of acquiring further problems in the future.

If dental anxiety is holding you back from visiting your dentist regularly, then ask about sedation dentistry. Under sedation, you’ll feel relaxed and at ease during your stay at your dentist’s clinic, so you may receive the dental care that you need without worrying about crippling fears and anxiety.

When was the last time that you’ve had a dental checkup? For preventive dental care and other oral health concerns, please schedule an appointment with Dr. John M. Hucklebridge of the Plano Smile Studio by calling 972-398-2550 right away.