Why is it necessary to have regular dental check-ups and cleanings?

The team at Westwyn Dental LLC in Berwyn, Illinois, stresses the importance of regular dental examinations and cleanings for maintaining optimal oral health for new and returning patients and families. Many patients may wonder why these appointments are needed if they brush and floss regularly, but there are several important reasons why you should not skip your biannual dental visits.

  • Prevention is key. Regular dental exams and cleanings can prevent common oral health problems, such as tooth decay, gum disease, and oral infections. During these appointments, our dentists at Westwyn Dental LLC will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums for any signs of issues or abnormalities.
  • Catching problems early. At these routine evaluations, our team can also detect early stages of dental problems that may not yet be causing symptoms. With early detection, treatment can be less invasive and more effective in preventing further irreplaceable damage to your teeth and overall health.
  • Oral cancer screenings. We also perform oral cancer screenings during your regular dental examinations to check for any signs of this potentially life-threatening disease. Early detection and treatment significantly increase the chances of a successful recovery.
  • Professional cleanings. No matter how well you brush and floss at home, there are certain areas in your mouth that may be missed or more prone to plaque and tartar buildup. Our dental hygienists are trained to thoroughly clean these areas and remove any built-up plaque and tartar, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease if left untreated.

Education and guidance. Your regular dental exams also allow our team to educate you on proper oral hygiene techniques and offer personalized guidance based on your specific needs.

How can I schedule a dental appointment with a dentist and dental hygienist near me?

The team at Westwyn Dental LLC of Berwyn, Illinois, provides preventative dental care and is currently open to new patients and families. If you live in the community and want to work with us, call (708) 797-9377 to request a visit to the office.