At Tooth Spa in Sunnyvale, we want to help you avoid unnecessary discomfort and complications with regular dental exams. Often patients ask, “Why get a checkup?” Everyone needs regular Checkups. Preventative dental care is the key to avoiding unnecessary problems, and the key to a beautiful, healthy smile you can be proud to show off. Even if you take excellent care of your teeth, dental and health organizations recommend annual checkups and cleanings.
Many dental issues are not immediately recognized, and once they start to make themselves known, they have often progressed to more advanced stages.
How Often Should One Get A Checkup?
The rule of thumb is two times per year, though there are always exceptions to every rule. Individuals who have an increased risk of dental and gum complications may need to make more frequent visits. If you smoke, have diabetes, or have a higher incidence of cavities, your Tooth Spa dentist may suggest additional yearly visits. Those who are low risk may only need to come in once a year. Regardless of which category you fall into, here at Tooth Spa, we are experts at making your visit comfortable.
Are Checkups Expensive?
Your comfort, physically and financially, is important; we do our best to make sure your checkup is affordable. Having regular checkups also helps to save money by detecting problems before they become costly major issues.
Tips For Your Checkup?
To make the most of your visit and maximize your comfort, here are a couple of tips Tooth Spa suggests:
- Let us know of any new health problems that have arisen since your last visit. Your oral health is connected to your body’s overall health.
- Make a mental list of all the issues you want to discuss (for example, changes in your gums and teeth, or any pain or irritation). It is important to us that we address all of your concerns.
- Let us know if you experience any anxiety about dental checkups and cleaning procedures. Using comfort technology and conscious sedation, we can help you with these very common concerns.
What Can I Expect During My Appointment?
If you have not been to Tooth Spa before, we will collect all dental and medical history before starting your checkup. We will also take X-rays, an important element in spotting tooth decay that will allow us to detect any trouble areas not easily seen with the human eye. We will then perform an examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth to look for any areas of concern and to establish overall oral health.
As always, you can expect the team at Tooth Spa will make you feel at home. Call today to schedule an appointment for a checkup at our Sunnyvale dental practice.