Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you “gotta do”. At Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin, we understand that. But don’t put your dental health at risk by cancelling or postponing a checkup because you think it’s less important than the other twenty things on your to-do list.
Twice-yearly dental exams are essential for keeping your smile in prime shape!
“But my teeth feel fine.”
Don’t lull yourself into a false sense of security. The fact is that no news isn’t necessarily good news. Dental issues can be progressing without you being aware of them.
1. Your Gums May Be Receding
Gum recession doesn’t happen all at once. Gum tissue can move back almost imperceptibly until teeth and bone are at risk.
2. Decay May Be Lurking
When the acids in plaque start drilling into a tooth, we usually don’t feel it until it has passed through the enamel and dentin and hits the nerve. Ouch! By that time, there is a crater in the tooth. Regular cleanings remove plaque before it can do any degeneration.
3. Prevent Oral Cancer
About 50,000 individuals will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. We will screen for oral cancer during your exam. As with all types of cancer, early diagnosis is crucial.
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