What your family dentists in Evans and Augusta want you to know
You visit your general physician regularly for check-ups, so how often should you visit your dentist? The truth is you should visit your dentist at least once each year, and more often if you have dental issues. Dr. Scott Wingard and Dr. Caleb Morris at Summerville Dentistry want to share the importance of dental visits. They have two convenient office locations in Evans and Augusta, GA, to take care of your smile.
A great way to remember to visit your dentist is to schedule your dental appointment at the same time as your visit to your general physician. It’s the easiest way to make it an automatic part of your healthcare plan.
During your yearly visit, your dentist will perform a complete dental examination including a soft tissue exam to check for any abnormalities, digital x-rays to detect decay, and monitor any bone loss due to periodontal disease and other issues. This is a great time for you to ask any questions about your dental health.
If there are cosmetic issues you don’t like about your smile, your dentist may suggest cosmetic dental services including bonding, veneers, and other treatments to give you a smile you will love.
Your dental hygienist will perform a professional dental cleaning, often with your dental examination. You should also visit your hygienist for an additional cleaning after six months. During a professional cleaning appointment, your hygienist will remove plaque and hard deposits from your teeth and polish your teeth to a brilliant shine.
Measurements of your soft tissue and supporting bone will also be made, in order to monitor the effects of gum and periodontal disease. Your professional cleaning appointment is a great time to ask about tools and techniques you can try at home to keep your smile healthy.
Regular dental visits at least once each year can help ensure small dental problems don’t become big, expensive ones. For more information about how your dentist can help you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile, call Dr. Wingard and Dr. Morris at Summerville Dentistry, with offices in Evans and Augusta, GA. Protect your smile by calling today!