Your oral health is often an indicator of your general overall health. Some of the problems in your mouth, such as grinding or clenching your teeth while you sleep, bleeding gums, tooth decay, and more, might be a warning sign of more problems. General dentistry also prevents halitosis, or bad breath, and checks for worn or chipped teeth that may break in the future.
Going to the dentist regularly is a preventative treatment that keeps your teeth and gums healthy. It is also an evaluative and diagnostic treatment for treatment of disorders and diseases that affect the teeth and gums, jaw and face, like oral cancer.
By visiting your dentist every six months, proper oral hygiene and function may be maintained for a very long time. These checkups prevent serious dental problems that may require very costly treatment if left untreated. A general dental appointment involves:
This combination is done to find and treat problems as soon as possible. One of those problems everyone is aware of is cavities, or caries.
Treatment for cavities as soon as possible is important. If you avoid the dentist and treatment of cavities, the consequences may include:
It is important for you to see a dentist as soon as possible if you believe you may have a cavity. It is also important to begin seeing the dentist in childhood so that cavities can be prevented for a lifetime.
If you are in need of a general dentist and are in the Sacramento, Modesto or Stockton, California, please contact experienced general and cosmetic dentists Dr. Michelle C. Bartolome and Dr. William Swearingen to set up an initial consultation.
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