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Why Are Checkups Essential?

Why Are Checkups Essential?

Posted by Dr. Escobar on Mar 17 2022, 02:36 AM

If you feel compelled to put off your routine dental examination, don't! Dental examinations are just as important as other types of physical examinations. If you are concerned about your oral health and you are aware of the significance of a semiannual dental checkup, then contact Stone Lake Dentistry.

Here are some aspects of dental checkups that make them essential:

Oral Cancer Detection 

One of the most important advantages of regular dental exams is the ability to screen for oral cancer. Oral cancer is a serious condition that can be detected early by your dentist. Otherwise, you wouldn’t sense the abnormalities occurring in your mouth until the cancer is in its late stages.

Detection of Cavities, Plaque, and Tartar  

Even with a regular regimen of twice-daily brushing and flossing, some areas in your mouth will be missed. These areas can be a breeding ground for plaque, which will eventually harden and turn into tartar. This tartar can only be removed by a professional cleaning.

Prevention of Periodontal or Gum Disease 

Plaque and tartar can wreak havoc on gum health. Tartar infection pulls the gums away from the tooth. Gingivitis is a disease that damages and clogs the gum tissues. This results in mouth soreness, swelling, and even bleeding. The bone that holds the teeth in place can also be affected by this condition. Regular dental visits can aid in the prevention of gingivitis.

Prevention of Bad Habits

Brushing too hard, eating hard sugary foods, chewing ice, grinding your teeth, drinking red wine or coffee, and, of course, smoking are all bad habits to avoid. Regular dental visits will benefit you because your dentist will be able to see the damage caused by your bad habits and will assist you in changing your lifestyle. 

X-ray Diagnosis of Problems

Having your teeth and jawbone X-rayed is a significant advantage of having regular dental checkups. This aids in the detection of problems that are not visible to the naked eye. Only an X-ray can reveal internal stress caused by injuries, as well as bone decay, swelling, cysts, and tumors.

Ignoring regular dental checkups can cost you a lot of money or bad health. If you feel compelled to skip your dental appointment, please keep the aforementioned points in mind. 

Stone Lake Dentistry is here to help you stay healthy. For appointments, please call (832) 930-7856. Our address is 12711 Telge Rd Suite #100, Cypress, TX 77429. For more information, please email us at 


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