09Jun

Don’t Skip Your Semi-Annual Cleaning and Oral Cancer Screening From Our Las Vegas Dentist

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We know that it can be difficult to fit regularly scheduled professional dental cleaning into your routine. However, our Las Vegas dentist wants you to know that keeping up with your professional cleanings and oral cancer screenings is one of the best things that you can do for your oral health.

Let’s talk a little bit more about why this is so crucial:

1. Minimize plaque and tartar build up

Despite your best efforts, some bacterial plaque and tartar will accumulate in your smile over time—it’s simply impossible to get it all. During professional dental cleanings our team is able to clear away this harmful material: minimizing your risk for cavities and gum disease.

2. Spot oral problems before they become severe

When our dental team sees you semi-annually, we are able to keep track of any changes to your oral health. We have the technology and training to identify signs of oral disease and damage before they are perceptible to patients. This is especially important for spotting cancerous or pre-cancerous tissues. The earlier we are able to pinpoint, and treat, oral cancers, the better the prognosis for the patient.

3. Recognize harmful habits

Our dental team is also here to advise you, and help you understand what types of things hurt and help your smile. Bruxism, for example, is a common condition characterized by dental grinding and clenching. Many patients do not realize that they suffer from bruxism, because they are grinding their teeth at night as they sleep. Our Las Vegas dentist, however, can see the signs of bruxism on your enamel, and give you tools to protect your teeth.

So although it may take a little bit of extra effort to come in for a dental cleaning every six months, in the long run, this routine will be worth it.

Give our Las Vegas dentist office a call to get started!