Life gets busy, and sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day. At Priority Dental in Casper, we get that. But we urge you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dentist checkup because you think it’s less important than the other twenty things on your to-do list.
“But my teeth feel fine.”
Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security. Dental problems 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 deterioration.
3. Prevent Oral Cancer
About 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year.1 Doctor Emery will screen for oral cancer during your exam. As with all types of cancer, early diagnosis is indispensable.
After your entire mouth has been examined, we will detail what is needed moving forward. Whether that’s flossing more often or discussing major fixes such as braces, we will be certain that you get all the information you need to ensure your smile is bright and beautiful!
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