There are many reasons why people avoid the dentist. For some, it’s valuable time that’s taken out of their busy day, while it’s a cost that keeps other folks away. For others, it’s fear and anxiety about dental appointments that keep them from getting much-needed dental care. Whatever your reason may be, it’s a good idea to have regular dental cleanings and checkups, and here are a few of the reasons why a professional tooth cleaning at the dentist in Orlando is so important.
SCREENING FOR ORAL CANCER
Your dentist will screen for Oral Cancer at your regular check-up appointments. Did you know that oral cancer claims the life of one American every hour of the day? The earlier this condition is detected ensures that you will have the best chance of successful treatment. Your dentist is able to detect oral cancer much earlier than you may be able to yourself; this is because there isn’t much pain or many symptoms in the early stages.
SCREENING FOR PERIODONTAL DISEASE
Periodontal or gum disease is another condition your dentist is looking out for at your regular appointments. Gum disease is another sneaky condition that is very prevalent among American adults. Again, there’s not a lot of pain at first and very few symptoms, however when this disease progresses it puts you at risk of losing your gum tissue, bone, and teeth.
The good news is that gingivitis, which is the early stage of gum disease, can sometimes be reversed with a professional cleaning and improved home care. In this stage, you may notice that you have chronic bad breath and gums that are red and swollen and bleed when you brush your teeth. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, now is the time to be proactive and visit your dentist right away. Early detection of gum disease can prevent further damage and result in less invasive treatment.
The advanced stage of gum disease is known as periodontitis and it’s in this stage that you may begin to experience bone and tooth loss from the damage. This stage requires a Deeper Cleaning beneath the gum line to remove plaque and tartar buildup.
Besides maintaining the health of your teeth, regular cleanings and checkups are important to maintain your oral health and your overall health. At Sand Lake Family Dental, we believe that prevention is the best medicine. So many conditions can be detected and managed with more conservative care when you attend your regular cleaning and check-up appointments.
Dr. Ziyad Maali and his team are here to help you with all of your dental needs whether you’re looking to enhance the appearance of your smile or schedule your teeth cleaning in Orlando. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.