Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you “gotta do”. At Jordan Landing Smiles – David B. Powell DDS, we understand that. But we encourage you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup because you think it’s less important than the other twenty things on your to-do list.
Twice-yearly dental exams are vital for keeping your smile in proper shape!
“But my teeth feel fine.”
We’ve heard this excuse. The fact is that no news isn’t necessarily good news. Dental problems can be progressing without you being aware of it.
1. Your Gums May Be Receding
Gum recession doesn’t happen all at once. Gum tissue can move back almost imperceptibly until teeth and bone are in danger.
2. Decay May Be Lurking
When the acids in plaque start drilling into a tooth, we usually don’t feel it until it has passed through the enamel and dentin and hits the nerve. Ouch! By that time, there is a crater in the tooth. Regular cleanings remove plaque before it can do any degeneration.
3. Prevent Oral Cancer
About 50,000 men and women will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year.1 doctor Powell will screen for oral cancer during your exam. As with all types of cancer, early diagnosis is indispensable.
After your entire mouth has been examined, doctor Powell will detail what is necessary moving forward. Whether that’s flossing more often or discussing major fixes such as braces, we will make sure that you get all the information you need to ensure your smile is bright and beautiful! Scheduling twice-yearly exams with David Powell at Jordan Landing Smiles – David B. Powell DDS will ensure you avoid severe dental dilemmas.
Call our West Jordan Dental Office to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.