Des Plaines Regular Dental Checkups

Des Plaines Regular Dental Checkups


Has it been more than six months since your last routine teeth cleaning? Are financial concerns or a busy schedule pressuring you to postpone a visit to your family dentist?

Although this decision might save you a few dollars initially, in the long run skipping dental checkups can affect your health, your wallet and even your time. If you want to know how, here are three very good reasons why we believe regular dental checkups are important for your family’s health.

1. Maintain good oral health

Seeing your dentist every six months can help you and your family to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Not only do you get a thorough cleaning and polishing, your dentist also uses a special instrument to scrape away any tartar that has built up on your teeth. This is an important step in the prevention of gum disease and further tooth decay, as in most cases tartar cannot be removed through normal brushing and flossing.

2. Prevent tooth loss

Keeping your natural teeth is always preferred to any of the tooth replacement options modern dentistry can offer. Your dentist can help to ensure you keep more of your natural teeth by using dental instruments and a well-trained eye to check your teeth, gums and the inside of your mouth every six months.

This examination, along with regularly scheduled dental X-rays, helps your dentist to find early signs of tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer and other issues while they are still small and easily treatable.

3. Contribute to better overall health and well-being

Ongoing studies continue to show there is a strong link between the state of your oral health and your overall physical well-being. More specifically, patients diagnosed with an advanced form of gum disease may be an indication of the presence of other underlying serious health conditions, including:

  • cardiovascular disease
  • diabetes
  • endocarditis.

Have we convinced you?

If you live in Des Plaines, IL and are looking for a good family dentist, contact Dr. Meyer to arrange for an appointment.

We believe oral health is connected to overall health and we’re dedicated to providing you and your family with excellent dental care.


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