Why You Need to Visit the Dentist

You know you need to visit the dentist every six months, at a minimum, but do you know why that is? Brush up on the importance of regular dental visits not only for your oral health, but your overall health.

Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy

Most people try to keep up with brushing and flossing, but it isn’t easy to brush and floss twice a day, every day. Even the most dedicated people sometimes get behind in their daily brushing and flossing habits, especially when life gets hectic. What’s more, not everyone knows how to brush the right way, so even if you are brushing your teeth in the morning and at night, you might not be using the most effective method.

When you don’t brush and floss, plaque and tartar build up on your teeth. During your visits to our Tampa dental clinic, we will clean your teeth, removing plaque and target before they cause dental diseases. We will also go over the right technique and answer any questions you have, so you can take care of your teeth on a daily basis. We want to make it was easy as possible for you to maintain good oral health routines at home.

Early Diagnosis of Dental Diseases, Cavities, and Other Conditions

When you come in to our Tampa dental office regularly, you will enjoy fast detection of cavities and gum disease. We will also perform an oral cancer screening. While oral cancer spreads rapidly, it is highly treatable when caught early, something that happens when you make your oral health a priority by keeping up with your appointments.

Early detection, whether of gum disease or oral cancer, benefits you in many ways. Health conditions are easier to treat when they’re caught early, and we are often able to use more minimal methods for treatment. This in turn means your overall costs are reduced, due to the speed and efficacy of treatment.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Severe Gum Disease

An estimated 47 percent of Americans suffer from gum disease, with older adults, increasingly likely to experience gum disease. Caused by certain nutritional habits and oral hygiene, gum disease can lead to serious problems, such as tooth loss. Fortunately, gum disease is treatable if we catch it early enough to reverse gum disease and save your teeth. Treating gum disease not only protects your teeth from rot, it can prevent you from developing other serious health conditions. Studies have shown that stroke, heart disease, and certain cancers are linked to poor gum health.

Here again, the key to effective treatment is early detection, which happens naturally when you keep your biannual checkups.

Protect Your Teeth in Tampa

Is it time for your regular dental checkup, or have you fall behind on your teeth cleanings? Either way, our husband and wife dental team is happy to take care of you. Reserve your appointment at Weninger Dentistry online or by calling us at 813-501-6864.