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Posts for: May, 2019

By David L Phelps
May 16, 2019
Category: General Dentistry
Tags: Preventive Care  

Preventive care from your dentist in Easley, SC, can save your smile

If you are brushing and flossing regularly, that’s excellent! Practicing proper oral hygiene is a great start, but it isn't quite enough to keep a dentistsmile healthy. The truth is, oral care necessitates regular preventive care visits with your dentist and dental hygienist. Read on to learn how Dr. David Phelps at Southern Oaks Family Dentistry in Easley, SC, offers a wide range of dental services (including preventive care) to keep you smiling!

 

Why regular checkups are so essential

First, let’s talk about why a healthy smile is important. The health of your mouth directly affects the health of your body. In fact, a healthy mouth helps prevent the development of serious medical conditions, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, endocarditis, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Preventive care services are a vital way to keep your smile healthy. During your preventive care visit, your dentist will take the necessary x-rays, and do a comprehensive dental examination to diagnose problems with your soft tissue, teeth, jaws, and your supporting bone. The dental examination also includes an oral cancer examination to check for any abnormal swelling, redness, and other indicators of disease.

Preventive care services are important because they allow early diagnosis and treatment of dental issues while they are still small and easy to treat. For examples, they can help prevent:

  • Small areas of decay from turning into severe decay
  • Severe decay from turning into the need for a root canal
  • Gum Disease from turning into periodontal disease
  • Periodontal disease from resulting in tooth loss

You should visit your dentist at least once each year for a dental examination, your dental hygienist every six months for a professional dental cleaning.

 

Time for a checkup? Give us a call!

Preventive care visits can help keep your smile healthy and beautiful for years to come! You deserve to enjoy a healthy smile for life, and preventive care visits are the key! To find out more about preventive care visits and other important dental services, call Dr. David Phelps at Southern Oaks Family Dentistry in Easley, South Carolina, today at (864) 850-9100!