The Importance of Regular Visits to Your Dentist

Seeing your dentist twice a year could save you time, money, and stress.

Be honest: When was the last time you had your teeth cleaned? It’s probably been a little while, right? Here in Grayslake, IL, your dentist Dr. Fatima Afshar of Grayslake Dental Care, and the dental team are proud to offer family dentistry checkups and cleanings to patients of all ages, from kids to seniors. You never outgrow a family dentist, which makes keeping up with those regular dental visits even easier. Here’s why visiting the dentist twice a year is important for every member of your family,

Plaque and Tartar Buildup

Did you know that plaque and tartar buildup are what lead to cavities and gum disease? Fortunately, by practicing good oral hygiene (aka: brushing and flossing every day) you can remove plaque and tartar so they don’t build up. Even the best brushers and flossers miss spots from time to time, and these six-month cleanings from your Grayslake, IL, family dentistry team allow us to use specialized tools and techniques to remove plaque and tartar to reduce your risk for cavities and gum disease.

Detect Oral Cancer

The problem with oral cancer is that it often isn’t detected until the later stages. This is because people aren’t as diligent about visiting their dentist for routine checkups every six months. Cancer can grow rapidly, making it far more challenging to treat.

When you come into our practice for checkups we will examine the gums and soft tissue to look for patches, lesions, growths, and other changes that could be early warning signs of cancer. Often these are minor changes that you might not even notice. By catching oral cancer early we also offer our patients a better prognosis.

Catch Gum Disease

Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults and nearly half of American adults have some degree of gum disease, according to the CDC. Gum disease is completely preventable with the proper oral hygiene in place, which includes visiting your dentist for cleanings. 

Save You Time and Money

Regular visits shouldn’t go ignored because they are beneficial to your general and oral health and they can save you time and money. By coming in twice a year you could prevent cavities, gum disease, injuries, and other issues that could have you coming back into our office for emergency care, dental restorations, and more.

Wouldn’t it just make life simpler if you could prevent these issues from happening in the first place? Routine cleanings are the answer to maintaining a healthy smile.

If you are interested in the family dentistry services we offer in Grayslake, IL, or if you simply need to schedule cleanings for the whole family, call Dr. Afshar of Grayslake Dental Care today at (847) 223-2023.

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