Why You Should Visit the Dentist at Least Twice a Year

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The American Dental Association recommends that patients of all ages visit the dentist twice a year or more for routine dental exams and cleanings. While these visits may seem inconsequential or unnecessary, they are an opportunity for your dentist and her team to detect and diagnose any hidden dental problems.

Advanced dental problems such as cavities, periodontal disease, or a broken tooth, cause immediate and chronic discomfort. While in the earliest stage, though, these problems may not include symptoms of any kind and can go undetected for a long time. However, this is the most ideal time to receive treatment because Dr. Laney Schuman and our team can provide highly conservative dental treatment.

When you visit Midwest Family Dentistry for a dental exam and cleaning, our friendly team will take high-quality dental X-rays to view every angle of your smile. Dr. Laney Schuman will also meet with you to take a look at your teeth and discuss the quality of your oral health. If treatment is needed, we will thoroughly review your treatment options and recommend an optimal course of action.

Following the exam portion, our dental hygienist will perform a dental cleaning, if needed, to remove plaque from between the teeth and under the gum line. If left untreated, plaque can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease, both of which can lead to the loss of the tooth. Our team is committed to keeping your smile healthy by removing all harmful bacteria during each dental checkup.

We encourage you to schedule your next dental exam and cleaning in Highland or Granite City, IL, if you have not visited Midwest Family Dentistry in six months or more. Call 618-797-9940 to arrange your appointment today!