December 15, 2015
Did you ever wonder why your dentist at Common Park Dental wants to see you and each member of your family twice a year for a dental checkup? After all, your primary care physician usually recommends having a physical just once each year. Why do you have to take the time to see us twice? The fact is that dental disease often develops much less conspicuously than a physical ailment. Problems such as tooth decay and gum disease can progress quite far before they become noticeable. By coming to see your Worcester dentist at Common Park Dental at least two times a year, we can closely monitor your oral health and treat problems before they require more extensive and expensive treatment.
Of course, checking your teeth for signs of decay and assessing the health of your gums is only part of what happens during a dental checkup. One of our skilled and gentle hygienist will also clean and polish your teeth. This treatment not only leaves your mouth feeling fresh, but we are often about to remove extrinsic stains so your smile is whiter, too. In addition, we’ll remove plaque and tartar, which both hide the bacteria that can lead to gum disease, both gingivitis and periodontitis.
We’ll also perform a thorough examination of your entire oral cavity, throat and neck and jaw as part of an oral cancer screening. More than 45,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer every year and the disease is responsible for over 8,500 deaths. However, with early diagnosis, oral cancer is usually treatable and curable.
Our dentists will also make a point of checking your bite for signs of misalignment or TMJ, temporomandibular joint disorder, an often painful condition that we may be able to treat with a simple bite plate that you’ll wear overnight while sleeping.
Home Care Tips from the Dentist Worcester Trusts
In between checkups at Common Park Dental, your oral hygiene routine at home is critical. We recommend brushing at least twice every day (if you can brush after each meal, then that’s even better) and flossing once a day. Brushing and flossing remove food particles as well as plaque that accumulates throughout the day. Be sure to use a fluoride toothpaste and a soft bristle toothbrush; hard bristles are more likely to scratch tooth enamel.
Call Our Office Today
If you or another loved one is due for a dental checkup, then contact Common Park Dental in Worcester, MA. We’ll be happy to attend to your oral health so you can enjoy and beautiful smile for many years.
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