Preventive care is an important part of our practice. Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly. Good oral health is important to your overall well-being, as your mouth is connected to the rest of your body! Promoting health through preventative dentistry in Orem, UT and educating our patients on good oral hygiene is the key to a healthy mouth. Thorough routine examinations, cleanings, and x-rays every 6 months allow us to identify any problem areas early. Early detection will not only save you time in the dental chair, but will also save you money.
Why do I need an exam every 6 months?
Many people wonder why it is important to go to the dentist twice a year when they don’t even see their doctor that often. Oral health is very closely related to the overall health of our bodies. Dental decay can creep up on any of 5 different sides of every tooth in your mouth. The sooner we find a cavity, the less precious tooth structure needs to be removed.
Aside from the obvious answer of checking all surfaces of your teeth for new decay, we also perform regular oral cancer screenings at your exam appointments. Oral cancer can be found in anyone, regardless of your habits or lifestyle, and can spread extremely fast, so it is very important to catch signs of it early.
Why are dental cleanings so important?
Seeing your dentist involves having check-ups that include a professional cleaning which is an important part of good oral hygiene. There can be infection in your gums that is not hurting, but is damaging your sensitive tissues. 3 out of 4 adults today have such an infection and the only symptoms they may see are bleeding gums, a bad taste in their mouth, or bad breath. At Sachs Family Dental Clinic Orem, our skilled hygienists do a thorough exam of your gums and other areas to identify any potential problems so they can be treated before pain or other problems begin.