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Let us ask a question here: when was the last time you came in for a dental checkup? If your answer is anytime outside of the last six months, we have another question: when are you coming in again? Regular dental checkups and cleanings are an essential part of maintaining your oral health, and should not be put off or neglected.

It is recommended that patients of all ages receive dental examinations and professional cleanings every six months. This enables you to stay on top of your oral health by allowing us to:

– remove any built-up tartar and plaque
– check for signs of disease and decay
– treat issues before they become serious
– keep your smile bright!

A professional cleaning goes further than your home care regimen. Plaque constantly builds up on your teeth, and you should be brushing and flossing your teeth to remove it every day. But even the most rigorous brushing and flossing can still miss spots. And plaque, once hardened into tartar, can only be removed with professional tools and techniques.

Regular dental exams help us catch problems before they grow out of control. A small cavity is much better to fill than a large one. Rampant tooth decay can eventually necessitate root canal therapy or even tooth extraction. Regular cleanings and exams help to identify potential issues early, while they are manageable.

If it has been more than six months since your last dental cleaning, call James D. Schuette. DDS. in Lee’s Summit, MO, right away to schedule your next one. Your teeth will thank you.