6 Month Checkup Appointment

Regular checkups are essential for children.  It helps to insure that they have healthy teeth as adults. During their exams, the dentist can find small cavities before they grow large and become painful, and have a chance to abscess.  Providing fluoride treatments will help strengthen children’s teeth.  The checkup provides time for the hygienist to demonstrate proper care and brushing techniques and remove  plaque and tartar that can build up and result in gum disease.  A routine dental check also allows your dentist to detect crowded teeth early and have them corrected instead of waiting until your child can’t chew correctly, which can become a big expense.

Adults benefit from regular checkups as well. It will keep teeth from yellowing, which is embarrassing and leads to insecurity. But most importantly teeth cleaning will also help prevent gum disease in adults which can lead to tooth loss and the need for dentures.Even denture patients need a checkup. Not only to check their dentures for proper fit and to give them a professional cleaning, but to check for oral cancer which is part of our routine checkup.  Regular checkups will actually save you money in the long run.  So you can pay a little now, or you can pay more later!