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Posted on 08-29-2017

3 Reasons Why You Should Regularly Visit Your Dentist

When you visit the dentist's office twice a year, you get a deep cleaning that makes your teeth look and feel fantastic. A professional tooth cleaning can always give you a burst of confidence and good feeling, but that's not the only reason to visit the dentist on a regular basis. At Kmart Dental we recommend our patients come see us twice a year, for health reasons as well as cosmetic ones. Here are three of the most important ones:

Woman getting a dental checkup.

1. Dealing with Tartar, Plaque, and Cavities

No matter how well you brush and floss, there are always tight spots between your teeth that home cleaning can't reach. Plaque can build up in these spaces and turn into tartar, which encourages bacteria to grow. Eventually, this can turn into cavities or gum disease, which can cause severe pain and even infections that spread throughout your body.

2. Spotting Hidden Problems

When you visit our office we'll take x-rays of your teeth and jaws. This allows our dentist to diagnose health problems long before they become serious. Problems such as impacted teeth, cysts, tumors and bone decay can all be dealt with easier when detected early. Many of these diseases progress very quickly once established, so it's crucial that we check x-rays on a regular basis.

3. Detecting Oral Cancer

If you're not familiar with the signs of early onset oral cancer, it's not likely that you'll see a physician to diagnose the problem. While it's an extremely serious disease, early stage oral cancer is often very treatable. Early diagnosis is the key to treating it successfully, and our dentist is trained to spot the small signs that indicate a possible problem.

Contact Our Local Dentist Office in Miami Today!

If you haven't had a dental checkup in at least six months, it's important for you to see a dentist for many reasons. Our caring staff and knowledgeable dentist are ready to help you along the path toward great dental health. Just call our office at 305-947-9001 for an appointment today.

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