When Should You Visit Our Stetson Hills Dental Clinic?

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Taking care of your dental health is something you should always keep in mind. If you want to have sparkling white and healthy teeth no matter what your age, don’t wait until you’ve got a painful toothache to visit the Stetson Hills Dental Clinic.

Make it a point to schedule regular dental visits at Stetson Hills Dental Clinic by calling (719) 838-5013.

General Rule of Thumb with Dental Visits

While there isn’t a specific time when you should go to a dentist, the general rule of thumb is at least twice every year (every six months). Some may need more or fewer checkups than that. Whether it’s for cleaning, a simple check-up, or a consultation for a dental problem, you should meet with our dental care team every six months.

The Importance of Having a Semiannual Dental Check-Up

If you’re not sure whether you should visit Stetson Hills Dental Clinic, here are four great benefits of regular dental checkups:

  1. Your teeth will be cleaned regularly. Most of your visits to our clinic will be for cleanings by one of the hygienists on our staff. Having your teeth cleaned professionally is very different from the brushing and flossing you usually do. A hygienist uses special tools and equipment to clean your teeth. These tools also get food particles, plaque and tartar buildup just below the gumline, which can’t be done with brushing alone.

  1. You can get regular fluoride applications. Some patients are prone to dental problems due to poor enamel. If you are one of them, Dr. Moore or one of his hygienists may recommend applying fluoride to your teeth. Although toothpaste has fluoride, the fluoride which dentists use is pure and more effective even for a short period of application.

  1. You can prevent bacteria buildup and tooth decay. Regular cleanings will keep plaque and tartar from building up. If food residue is not removed from the surface of the teeth, it becomes plaque. Plaque can harden over time into tartar which traps bacteria on the tooth and can lead to break down of the enamel and tooth decay.

  1. Dental problems can be treated faster. Regular appointments will allow Dr. Moore to observe your teeth closely and determine earlier when there’s a problem that needs to be fixed. It is much easier and less expensive to get the problem taken care of in the early stages, than to end up with a root canal or extraction. Early detection and early treatment means less chance for the tooth decay to make things much, much worse.

What Happens if You Don’t Get Regular Dental Checkups?

Dental check-ups aren’t just for treating general and cosmetic teeth problems. Dr. Moore gives each of his patients instruction and advice on proper oral hygiene. This helps patients take care of their teeth at home in between cleanings and checkups. Patient education is a vital part of dental health. You may be surprised how many things you’re doing incorrectly, or what choices you are making that affect your oral health.

If you don’t visit your dentist, you may unknowingly nurture a dental problem. Cavities start as very small holes but as time passes, bacteria keep on chewing away your tooth enamel and eventually reach the dentine, the more tender part of the tooth. If the bacteria reach the pulp of the tooth, you will experience sensitivity when eating, drinking hot or cold beverages,  breathing, or extreme pain.

How to Schedule for a Consultation at Our Clinic

This is why it is critical to see Dr. Moore at Stetson Hills Dental Group regularly. Most insurance providers cover dental procedures. We also offer multiple payment options and a 5% family discount.

It’s very easy to get an appointment with Dr. Moore. All you have to do is call Stetson Hills Dental Group at (719) 838-5013 and set a date with our customer service staff. Our team is dedicated to providing you with convenient dental consultations. For new customers, your consultation is FREE.

Have you visited our Stetson Hills dental clinic this year yet? If not, make sure you set an appointment before the year ends and end the year on a clean note.

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