Why Checkups Are Essential

We know there are a million places you’d rather spend your time than at the dentist’s office. We would tell you it hurts our feelings, but we understand. It’s not always seen as the most fun of places and we do have some noisy equipment, but whether you like it or not, regular checkups are essential. Here are 3 reasons why:

  1. You don’t want bad breath, which can be caused by gum disease and food that is lodged in hard to reach places such as between teeth or in the back of your mouth. No matter how much you brush, or how good of a job you do, it’s nearly impossible to get your teeth clean on your own. However, dentists have special tools that make it easier plus they are able to get to areas of your mouth that are impossible for you to reach.
  2. You want a brighter, whiter smile. Regular teeth cleaning by a professional can remove stains caused by tobacco use, drinks such as coffee, tea, soda or certain medications.
  3. You want to keep your teeth. Harsh, yes, but it’s the truth. Poor oral hygiene can result in advanced gum disease, which could eventually cause your teeth to fall out or for you to have to have them removed.

If it’s time for your next appointment or if it’s been a while since you’ve been in or you’re looking for a new dentist, we can help! Give us a call today at 573-243-5200 to get started on a regular preventative dental care treatment schedule.