The importance of regular Dental Checkups by an experienced dentist
Annual dental checkups are vital to maintaining optimum health for both mouth and body.
Keeping up with your hygiene visits can help prevent something as minor as bad breath to something as life-threatening as heart disease. No matter how good your home care is, no amount of regular brushing or flossing will ultimately kill the microbial bacteria caused by plaque. Luckily our hygienists at Simply Smiles in Sarasota, Florida, are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and the know-how to help keep your teeth and gums in great shape. We offer comprehensive dental exams for new and current patients.
Judgment-free education of patients is one of our core beliefs. Instead of finger-wagging or telling you, it’s because-I-said-so, we take time to explain what treatment we think you need and why it’s essential that you get it done. We want everyone who walks through our door to walk out knowing a little more. Listen: we know flossing is a pain. We know sometimes you lay down before you mean to, and getting back up and making that trip to the bathroom to brush your teeth seems like a bridge too far.
And we get it, and sometimes you wonder: hey, why do I need to keep this hygiene appointment anyway? It is easier to get yourself to do these things when you know precisely why you’re doing them (and how doing them will wind up saving you money).
Dental checkups are just one part of routine oral health habits patients should continue to act upon. They can help prevent expensive and damaging conditions that might impact the smile, including tooth decay, periodontal disease, and infections that might require root canal therapy or tooth extraction to resolve.
Schedule your dental checkup today at Simply Smiles in Sarasota, Florida
If you reside in the area and are interested in learning more about comprehensive dental exams and other good oral hygiene habits, connect with Simply Smiles today! Call (941) 248-0754 to request an appointment with Drs. Kira Gekhy and Jade Rivera of Sarasota. The office is conveniently located at 2750 Stickney Point Road, Suite #107, to request a visit.
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