Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything on your to-do list. At La Costa Dental Excellence, we understand that. But we urge you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup to save a little time.
Twice-yearly dental exams are indispensable for keeping your smile in ideal shape!
“But my teeth feel fine.”
Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security. Dental problems can be progressing without you being aware of it.
1. Your Gums May Be Receding
Gum recession doesn’t happen all at once. Gum tissue can move back almost imperceptibly until teeth and bone are in danger.
2. Decay May Be Lurking
When the acids in plaque start drilling into a tooth, we usually don’t feel it until it has passed through the enamel and dentin and hits the nerve. Ouch! By that time, there is a crater in the tooth. Regular cleanings remove plaque before it can do any damage.
3. Prevent Oral Cancer
About 50,000 men and women will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. We will screen for oral cancer during your exam. As with all types of cancer, early diagnosis is indispensable.
After your entire mouth has been examined, we will detail what is required moving forward.
Scheduling twice-yearly exams at La Costa Dental Excellence in Carlsbad will ensure your dental health. Our services include general and family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup today!
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