Find out why visiting the dentist should be a mandatory part of your oral care routine.
We know your schedule is busy and it can seem like those six-month dental cleaning appointments can just sneak up on you, but it’s important that you don’t cancel these visits or avoid them. Our Chicago, IL, dentist, Dr. Ademola Adekola Jr., wants to make sure that every patient has a healthy, beautiful smile that’s free of problems.
So, why should you come into our office every six months for cleanings?
While your at-home oral care routine is extremely important this doesn’t mean that you can skip these professional dental checkups. Everyone, no matter how healthy they are, can benefit from getting routine dental cleanings and exams every six months. This preventive dentistry is one of the most important measures you can take to prevent cavities, gum disease and other issues from affecting your oral health.
Plaque and tartar buildup that isn’t removed can increase your chances of cavities or gum disease, which is why dental cleanings are so important. Since your at-home toothbrush won’t be able to remove tartar (hardened plaque) you will need to visit our Chicago general dentist so we can easily remove it with our professional dental tools. Plus, these dental cleanings will help you maintain fresh breath while removing those unsightly surface stains, as well.
Once a year we will also run a series of X-rays to look for problems that we won’t be able to see with the naked eye. This will also give us the ability to determine early signs of decay, whether wisdom teeth are about to erupt, if there is an infection present or if there are any issues with the health of your jawbone.
This is also a great time to talk with us about your oral care. Maybe you want to find out if an electric toothbrush is a better option for getting your teeth clean, or perhaps you want to talk to us about restorative or cosmetic dentistry services that could benefit your smile. Whatever you need we can make sure that you get the answers you’re looking for to maintain the very best oral health.
If you want to keep your smile looking and feeling its best then you should come into our office for routine care. Call More Smiles of Beverly in Chicago, IL, to schedule cleanings for you or the whole family.