To Prevent Oral Cancer which is now found in younger men and women
During your dental exam, your dentist is also screening for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early. During every adult dental exam we at Cheyenne Mountain Dental Center, using the latest oral cancer screening device called a Velscope, carefully examine each patient’s mouth searching for any signs of trouble knowing that early detection can save lives. The sad reality is that 30,000 to 35,000Americans die each year from the awful affects of mouth cancer.
To Prevent Gum Disease and To Help Maintain Good Physical Health. Recent studies have linked heart attacks, lung diseases, miscarriages, pre-term babies and strokes to gum disease. Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and bone that keep your teeth in place. If caught early, it can be treated and reversed. Otherwise bacteria eat away at your upper and lower jaw bones causing teeth to be loose, gums to bleed and breath to stink; not to mention losing all your teeth, having to wear dentures which also pick up and release bad mouth odors in your breath. Since gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults, regular check-ups and cleanings are vital to keeping as many teeth as you can.
To Detect Dental Problems Early
Early detection of cavities, broken fillings and gum disease are easily treatable. If these problems are left untreated,tooth ache pain, lost enjoyment of life and lost job time as well as increased dental bills from root canals, gum surgery and replacement of teeth could become the result.
To Maintain Good Oral Health
Through visual examination and comparing your previous dental checkups, your dental hygienist will help to ensure you are maintaining good oral health. To Have a Bright and White Smile most stains caused by coffee, tobacco and tea can be removed during your cleaning. As you already know the super clean feeling you get when your hygienist has completed cleaning your teeth can’t be beat!
To Use Your Dental Insurance
Dental insurance plans usually pay for all or most of the cost of dental checkups and cleanings. The 6 month dental cleaning is good for many but not for all patients. Your best time interval can be assessed with the help of your hygienist. Some patients with a history of periodontal disease ( a form of gum disease that eats away at the bone and gums) will need more frequent and more involved care to keep healthy and to have a fresh, clean mouth.
To Create a Treatment Plan that addresses dental problems and fits into your budget. Any problems diagnosed by the dentist will go on a treatment plan that will have the cost of each procedure that you will need. A sequence for the care will also minimize the number of visits required to get your mouth healthy and attractive.
Dental studies show that 85 percent of people with persistent bad breath, have a dental problem that is to blame. Dental professionals regularly advise that you get a yearly dental check-up (six months for children) and a professional dental cleaning every six months, or as recommended by your hygienist. Maintaining regular dental check-ups and cleanings will ensure that any potential dental issues are quickly identified and treated before they can turn into painful, and highly expensive, dental issues that may require surgery or permanent treatment.
Dr. Ralph Parkin and Susan Devine RDH of Cheyenne Mountain Dental Center invite you to visit them at 1803 B Street in Colorado Springs. In need of a great dentist and dental team? Call 719-576-1730 and ask for Shannon or Debbie.