Making sure that you visit your Northbrook dentist should be a top priority at least twice a year. Your dentist in Northbrook, Dr. Steven Kacel, will be able to provide excellent dental care for you and your entire family. Please take the time to schedule an appointment to ensure that your teeth continue to be healthy.
Why is visiting the dentist regularly so important? Obviously catching problems early on important. That is why it is recommended to see your dentist twice a year. The dentist will check the health of your gums and also check your teeth to look for signs of tooth decay. The dental hygienist will give you a great professional cleaning that removes plaque and tartar before they become hard and start interfering with gum health.
There are known links to heart disease if you have gum disease, so keeping your teeth healthy may keep your heart healthy as well. If you do not go to the dentist for regular checkups you are also in danger of serious dental problems. Without proper dental care, you can lose teeth, require root canal therapy or large fillings. These dental procedures are expensive and can be painful, it is a much better idea to keep up with your preventive care to ensure that you have happy and healthy teeth and gums without the need for major dental work.
Your dentist in Northbrook will also take a look at your neck for lymph node swelling and will check for TMJ issues that may be occurring. The dentist will also look at your tongue for early warning signs of oral cancer. They will then take x-rays to determine if any decay is occurring that is not yet visible and they will compare new x-rays to old x-rays to see if any significant changes have occurred in any of the teeth structures.
The cleaning process will remove the plaque and tartar build up and the dental hygienist will let you know the areas that are not getting cleaned well, so you can focus on these areas for the next visit. They will also floss your teeth and look for any trouble spots. They will even give some brushing techniques that may result in better daily cleaning.
By visiting the dentist regularly, you can ensure that any decay or problems found will be fixed before they result in serious problems. Keeping up with your dental health is the best way to ensure that you keep your teeth and gums healthy for many years to come. Your Northbrook dentist will be glad to help you keep your beautiful smile.