3 Reasons Not To Skip A Dental Checkup

Categories: Dental health

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Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you “gotta do”. At Jefferson City Dental Care, general dentistry team in Jefferson MO, we understand that. But we encourage you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup because you think it’s less important than the other twenty items on your to-do list.

Twice-yearly dental exams keep your smile healthy!

“But my teeth feel fine.”
We’ve heard this excuse. The fact is that no news isn’t necessarily good news. Dental and oral health 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 at risk.
  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 individuals will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. The dentists at Jefferson City Dental Care will screen for oral cancer during your exam. As with all types of cancer, early diagnosis is vital.

Dr. Johnson will detail what is needed moving forward after he’s examined your mouth. Whether that’s flossing more often or discussing major fixes such as braces, we will be sure that you get all the information you need to ensure your smile is bright and beautiful! Scheduling twice-yearly exams with us at Jefferson City Dental Care will ensure you avoid acute dental troubles.

At Jefferson City Dental Care in Jefferson City MO, we are committed to dental excellence, and to the dental health of all of our patients. Services include general and family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment today.

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Contact Jefferson City Dental Care:

573-634-2400

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3551 Amazonas Dr
Jefferson City, Missouri
65109