Regular dental checkups are an essential part of overall and oral health. With regular dental checkups with your San Diego dentist you can keep your teeth for the rest of your life.

With that being said, you still have to brush twice and floss once every day. When you do, you’ll have a better chance of keeping tooth decay and gum disease at bay.

Dental Checkups in San Diego

Skipping dental checkups, regardless of the reason will only make things worse. For instance, if you have had a nagging toothache for a couple of months but didn’t take the time to look after it, the problem will escalate.

Small cavities get larger. If this happens the tooth may require root canal therapy and a dental crown. Had you seen your San Diego dentist earlier you may have only had to deal with a small filling.

Dental checkups also help detect problems that you aren’t aware of. For example, oral cancer screenings, conducted during a comprehensive dental examination, often detect abnormalities before you do.

Dr. Janette Larsen will check your teeth and gums along with your entire oral cavity. She and her team do this to search for anything that looks out of place such as a patch, lump or bump.

Examinations are Vital for Overall Health

Gum disease is linked to overall health. In fact, heart disease and stroke are just a couple of the health problems associated with periodontitis. Science says that the connection is most probably inflammation.

Because your gums are inflamed to protect against bacteria pockets form between your teeth and gums. Those pockets contain plaque, tartar and of course bacteria.

When tartar and plaque hit your bloodstream they can attach itself themselves to your blood vessels and the arteries in your heart.

You know what plaque and tartar do to your mouth. You can only imagine what they can do to the rest of your body.

Plaque and tartar build up is easily avoided with regular professional dental cleanings in San Diego.

Xceptional Dental can’t stress the importance of bi-annual professional teeth cleanings to keep you free from gingivitis and dental caries.

Dental Checkups in San Diego

If you haven’t been diligent with dental care, call or send a direct message to Xceptional Dental. The team will schedule an appointment for a dental checkup along with an oral cancer screening.

When you have a clean bill of health for the New Year you will feel amazing. Make sure that you get one and schedule your dental appointment in San Diego today.