Eating a well-balance diet, brushing, and flossing daily are essential steps when it comes to maintaining a healthy smile. However, even someone with the best oral hygiene practices still needs to undergo routine dental checkups.
This video from the American Dental Association discusses the importance of dental examinations. A routine dental examination enables your dentist to check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer—all of which can develop without obvious symptoms. A dental checkup may also include a professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup left behind after brushing and flossing. Watch this clip to learn more.
Make sure you are not at risk for gum disease or tooth decay by setting up an appointment with North Virginia Dental Associates. Call our Springfield dental office at (888) 862-0095 to get started.