The Importance of Regular Dental Check-ups

Have you been keeping up with your regular dental appointments? Since the start of the pandemic, many people have been skipping their checkups and cleanings, and if that’s you, it’s time to call your favourite dentist in Windsor to schedule an appointment and get back on track. The team at Dr. Dan Foresto Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has created policies, procedures, and made significant investments to ensure we provide a safe, clean environment so you feel comfortable coming in for the regular dental visits that are so important to your oral health, and your general wellbeing.

 

Regular dental cleanings do more than just make your smile look happy and bright. They also play a big part in maintaining your general health throughout your life. Your dentist and hygienist have a lot of knowledge in the areas of proper oral hygiene, which is important to know because poor oral hygiene can cause bone loss, heart disease, strokes, cancers, and more.

 

Proper oral hygiene begins at home with a regular brushing and flossing routine, but the best way to make sure your teeth, gums, mouth and tongue are healthy is to schedule regular visits with your Windsor family dentist Dr. Dan Foresto.

 

Here are some specific reasons not to skip your regular dental check-ups.

  1. Get a bright, healthy smile.  Regular cleanings by your dental hygienist remove most of the stains that make your teeth dull and discoloured, giving you confidence knowing your smile is bright and white.
  2. Keep your natural teeth as long as you can. The gum inspections that are included in your regular dental checkups can prevent gum disease, helping you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime.
  3. Catch small problems before they become big problems. Routine dental cleanings can give your dentist and team the chance to inspect for cancers of the mouth. These cancers can be easily treated when they’re caught early.
  4. Keep your heart healthy. Having dental check-ups every 6-9 months can prevent more than just gum disease, it can also reduce the chance of heart attack and/or stroke down the road.
  5. Avoid severe dental problems.  Keeping up with your regular appointments makes it easy for your dentist to detect early signs of problems such as broken fillings and fractures. Catching these problems early often means less invasive, less expensive treatments.

 

Regular dental visits give your dentist and hygienist the chance to compare your oral health to how your mouth looked on previous visits. This allows us to tell you if things are getting better or offer advice to turn things around if they are not. Call Dr. Dan Foresto and team today to schedule an appointment.

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