4 Great Reasons To Visit Our Family Dentist OfficeTuesday, August 1st, 2017
You know that you should go to your family dentist. You know that your family should have regular dental cleanings.
But … that doesn’t always make it easier to make an appointment. You might feel differently if you were a patient at Advanced Smile Arts. Dr. Mike Fuesting has been helping patients in and around Danville, IL, for 35 years.
As a testament to the care we provide, we have two and three generations of many families who regularly visit us. We want to build that kind of relationship with all our patients, including you and your family.
If you are looking for a new dentist or you are new to the area, call (217) 703-4536 or contact us online to learn more about us or to set up an appointment. In the meantime, we encourage you to consider these four reasons why you should make dental check-ups a regular part of your oral care routine.
► 1. You Don’t Want Cavities
This may go without saying, but no one wants tooth decay or cavities. Cavities can take a toll on your smile, and they can lead to more serious problems if they are not filled.
A better approach is to do everything that you can to prevent tooth decay in the first place.
Yes, you should be brushing (twice daily) and flossing (every day), but none of us are perfect. A professional dental cleaning will remove any plaque and tartar buildup you may have missed. That will greatly reduce your risk of cavities.
Even so, 92 percent of American adults will have at least one cavity during their lives. If this happens, we would much rather catch it early when it can be fixed more easily (and less expensively).
► 2. You Don’t Want Gum Disease
Statistically, tooth decay may be the most common oral health issue in the United States, but gum disease isn’t far behind. Experts estimate that up of 80 percent of the population has some form of gum disease.
Gum disease (like tooth decay) starts with bacteria in your mouth. Brushing and flossing are important for preventing gum disease, but so are regular dental exams. If you visit Advanced Smile Arts a few times each year, we are much more likely to find gum infections early, when treatments are much less invasive.
► 3. You Don’t Want Oral Cancer
When patients visit us for a dental checkup, they receive an oral cancer screening.
We don’t want any of our patients to ever have cancer, but we also know that early detection can make a huge difference in how effective treatment can be.
► 4. You Want To Keep All Your Teeth
Tooth loss is far more common than many people realize. Gum disease, tooth decay, and accidents and injuries all can lead to lost teeth.
If you wanted to keep a pest out of your garden, you would put up a barrier of some kind. Likewise, if you want to prevent bacteria from eating into your smile, then you could add a barrier over your teeth. That’s what dental sealants are. For a fraction of the cost of a dental filling, you could add extra protection for your smile.
You can lift weights to get stronger. To boost the strength of your teeth, you can get fluoride treatments. This mineral will strengthen the enamel of your teeth and even repair minor damage caused by bacteria.
Last but not least, we can make athletic mouthguards for you and your children. Whether your kids are aspiring youth league stars or you are part of a recreational league to stay in shape, we can create mouthguards for you and the smiles you love to see.
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