So, why do you need to see your dentist in San Antonio twice a year? The short answer is that’s the recommendation given by the American Dental Association. However, San Antonio dentist Dr. Kadamani and her staff would like to offer a more in-depth answer to that question so you can better understand the value of biannual dental checkups.
Ensure your Oral and General Health
First of all, when you come to see San Antonio dentist Dr. Kadamani and her team at Laith Family Dentistry, we’re not only guarding the health of your mouth, but your general health, as well. Dentists and physicians now recognize a phenomenon called the oral-systemic connection. In other words, what happens in the mouth doesn’t necessarily stay in the mouth. In particular, the condition of your gums can have a dramatic impact on your overall health and well-being. Gum disease has been linked to a number of bodily illnesses and diseases including hypertension, stroke, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory illness and dementia. By coming to see your dentist in San Antonio every six months, you help us spot gum disease early when treatment is less invasive.
Clean and Healthy Teeth
Of course, another important component of your twice-yearly dental checkup is the professional cleaning we offer. While we are confident that you and every member of your family brushes twice a day and flosses at least once, there is still nothing like the dental cleaning that one of our dental hygienists provides. Our rotating brush and special hand instruments allow us to thoroughly clean all the surfaces of your teeth, removing debris, plaque and bits of tartar. After a cleaning, your mouth will be refreshed and your teeth will be cleaner and whiter, too.
During each dental checkup, Dr. Kadamani and her team also check each tooth for the early warning signs of tooth decay. We’ll also recommend taking digital x-rays once a year in order to find spots of decay that may be hiding between teeth or just underneath the surface. Found early, a cavity can be easily repaired with a tooth-colored filling.
Your checkup will also include an oral cancer screening designed to spot signs of the disease before symptoms become evident.
Call Your San Antonio Dentist Today
If you need to schedule one of your twice-yearly dental checkups, then contact Laith Family Dentistry in San Antonio, TX, today.