The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

A healthy body means a healthy mouth. Dr. Danielle Duarte and Dr. Alexander Quezada of Colonial Dental Group in Glenview, IL, know there are around 700 different species of bacteria that can live in any person’s mouth. Because of this, regular dental visits are needed to ensure optimal oral health.

What Happens at a Dental Visit?

At a dental visit, the dentist in Glenview, IL, will first perform an oral exam to get a sense of what is going on in your mouth. The dentist will visually inspect your teeth and take X-rays to examine your jawbone, teeth, and gums. Finally, a member of the staff will clean your teeth with an ultrasonic cleaner or polisher.

The cleaning process starts with flossing your teeth, removing any additional debris with water, and removing it with simultaneous suction. Small, special tools are used to scrape tartar from below the gumline for all of the teeth. This part of the process can be sore and tender, but only temporarily. Next, an application of polish takes place, and that is brushed in with another tool. After this, the dentist will answer your questions about their findings and recommend the next steps in your oral health care.

Why Having Regular Dental Visits at Your Dentist in Glenview, IL is Crucial

Because the mouth has billions of microscopic bacteria, it's essential to keep up with dental hygiene to prevent additional illnesses. But even if you pay close attention to brushing and flossing regularly, some problems can crop up without warning and cause severe damage. We recommend scheduling routine dental visits every six months as a way of staying ahead of potential issues before they become big problems. Here are some minor issues that, left untreated, can become significant issues.

  • Tartar build-up below the gumline
  • Hairline cracked teeth
  • New tooth sensitivity
  • New teeth growing in over baby teeth that aren't loose or wiggly
  • Wisdom teeth that aren't growing correctly
  • Hints of gum disease

Life Happens and We're Here to Help

You never have to avoid a regular dental visit. Catching small things early means smaller bills, minor out-of-pocket expenses, and smaller monthly payments if you need to finance your visits. If it's been too long since the last dental visit, we at Colonial Dental Group encourage you to make an appointment as soon as possible. We know life happens and even though we intend to go in for our appointment, it doesn't always get done. We're always here to help you.

Each dentist in Glenview, IL, Dr. Danielle Duarte and Dr. Alexander Quezada of Colonial Dental Group have been helping people with regular dental visits for decades. We look forward to assisting you with your next dental visit. Call us at (847) 729-2233 today to schedule an appointment!