Thanksgiving is tomorrow and the holidays are finally here. This means spending time with family, indulging in delicious foods and festive treats, and relaxing by the television watching the game and trying not to fall asleep. While this may be a great time for relaxation, it is important to pay mind to your oral health and not get too lax on your routine preventive care. In fact, this is actually the perfect time of the year to check up on your smile, and your Baxter, MN dentist at Greenhaven Family Dental is ready examine your grin and let you know of the importance of attending your routine checkup.

Identifying Concerns

During your regular checkup examination, your dentist will inspect your smile for any damage or harm that has been done, including looking for cavities, cracks, and chips. We will also check for any abnormalities that could be indicative of a larger dental concern, such as odd bumps or lumps, rough patches, red or white discoloration, and more on the tongue, throat, cheeks, and rough of the mouth. During this, we also pay mind to the gums and ensure there is not any inflammation, discoloration, or lodged substances.

Your examination serves to help keep your health in tip-top shape. In fact, we encourage you to attend a checkup at least once every six months so as to ensure nothing serious or concerning develops without your knowledge. By attending these bi-annual visits, you are able to stay on top of your smile’s health by preventing major dental concerns from developing and spreading.

Removing Buildup

In addition to your checkup, you will also receive a dental cleaning. This process includes removing harmful plaque deposits that cling to the back of the teeth and back molars. Harmful bacteria like to nestle into the hard-to-reach sections of your mouth, and if left unchecked, will continue to grow and develop into plaque. If plaque is allowed to stay, it will then calcify to create tartar, which is even more difficult to remove. Additionally, tarter provides a protective layer for the oral bacteria to continue to fester, causing bad breath, decay, and even periodontal disease. By staying on top of your health and attending a regular cleaning, you are able to increase your smile’s lifespan dramatically.

Quality Care

Your routine checkup and cleaning comprise an integral role in the standard quality preventive care regimen. Your dentist will work with you to establish the best routine for your smile, and keeping your grin happy and healthy is our top priority.

Schedule Your Appointment

Contact Greenhaven Family Dental in Baxter, MN today by calling (218) 454-0523 to learn more about your preventive dental options or to schedule your appointment with our office today.