The Benefits of Maintaining Dental Check-Ups
posted: Nov. 12, 2021.
Maintaining good oral hygiene and regular check-ups is important for the whole family. Regardless of how young or how old a patient is, proper dental care is vital. If you live in Maitland, FL, family dentistry services are available at Juan I. Santos & Associates. Dr. Juan Santos is your local dentist and he will treat your entire family with professional courtesy.
Why Are Dental Check-Ups Important?
One of the main reasons why dental check-ups are important is to diagnose and prevent tooth decay. Tooth decay often starts with tooth enamel loss, which can be prevented by visiting your dentist on a regular basis. Tooth enamel is the primary component of adult teeth and it also protects the inner components against bacteria.
If left untreated, tooth decay can cause serious problems with the nerves in the teeth.
All household members should visit us for family dentistry care in Maitland, FL, bi-annually to help keep their teeth healthy and strong. Our staff can educate you and your whole family on how to brush, floss, and rinse correctly to improve dental hygiene. Proper brushing techniques are especially important for toddlers that are beginning to sprout their baby teeth.
Baby Teeth Health
Dr. Santos should see your toddler as soon as the first tooth shows up. Dental health and hygiene are just as important for baby teeth as they are for permanent teeth. Baby teeth can decay due to bacteria which can spread to the bone and affect permanent teeth.
Gum Disease in Adults
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is common in adults. Untreated gum disease also leads to inflammation of tissues that support the teeth which may require surgery or lead to tooth loss. We want to prevent more intense dental issues down the road.
Periodontal disease can be treated before it becomes serious with a deep cleaning or through surgery, depending on the severity of the disease. Your best bet to avoid these problems is prevention and seeing us for regular check-ups. Dr. Santos can spot the signs of gum disease early enough to stop further progression and advise you on proper care at home.
Residents of Maitland, FL, can utilize our family dentistry services at Juan I. Santos & Associates. Dr. Santos provides professional dental care and advice to all members of your family. Call us at (407) 644-2614 so we can diagnose and treat budding dental issues before they progress into serious ones.