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Why Regular Dental Checkups are Important?
By Bolingbrook Dental Care
December 30, 2020
Category: Oral Health

Would you neglect your car or house insurance premiums? Well, the same philosophy applies to regular dental checkups. They provide checks vital to your oral health. Let your dentists at Bolingbrook Dental Care in Bolingbrook, IL, provide your preventive care. Drs. Seeth, Singh, and Suresh keep tabs on your smile so you look good and thrive.

When you see your Bolingbrook, IL, dentist

Expect a hygienic cleaning and complete oral exam. That's right; two professionals at Bolingbrook Dental Care will see you--your hygienist first, followed by Dr. Seeth, Dr. Singh, or Dr. Suresh.

Your hygienist will update your medical history and examine your mouth. She'll take X-rays--bitewing or full mouth as needed. This digital imaging reveals decay between teeth and evaluates your bone structure. She also measures your gum pockets, or sulci, an important indicator of your periodontal health.

Next, comes to your teeth scaling and polishing. This gentle cleaning removes germ-filled plaque and tartar from between and around your teeth. These residues cause tooth decay and gum disease, both leading reasons for tooth loss in the United States, reports the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Finally, your dentist comes in for your oral exam. She inspects all your soft and hard tissues, looking for:

  • Problems with the dental bite, alignment, and jaw joint dysfunction
  • Dental decay
  • Signs of periodontal (gum) disease
  • Deterioration of fillings, crowns, bridges, or other restorations
  • Oral cancer

Then, your dentist will share her findings with you and recommend any restorations needed.

A word on oral cancer screening

The American Cancer Society says that about 53,000 Americans will receive an oral cancer diagnosis this year. About 10,000 of these individuals will not survive beyond five years. Because early detection positively impacts the outcome of oral cancer, these simple in-office screenings provide peace of mind for both you and your dentist who wants the best in oral health for you and all her patients.

Every six months

Come to Bolingbrook Dental Care soon for your routine check-up and cleaning. Your dentist recommends a six-month schedule for most patients. Call us today for an appointment with Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Prabha Singh, or Dr. Manju Suresh in our Bolingbrook, IL, office at (630) 739-5500. 

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