Sometimes, however, dental issues can form even when you believe your hygiene routine is perfect. In such cases, the best way to preserve your smile is to detect issues in their earliest stages and treat them before they can advance. Regular dental exams, or checkups, give your dentist the opportunity to routinely check for signs of trouble through visual inspection, and with the use of advanced diagnostic technology. Regular exams also include oral cancer screenings that could increase your chances of successful treatment, if necessary.

Keeping a Close Eye on Your Smile

When your teeth or gums are compromised, time is all that’s needed for the condition to grow worse. Cavities grow and consume more tooth structure; gum disease progresses and can erode the supportive structures around your teeth; and tooth wear can grow worse until the tooth is severely weakened. Keeping a close eye on your smile with regular checkups will help you avoid the need for more extensive treatment later in life.

Schedule Your Next Checkup with Us

For optimal results, you should receive a dental exam at least once every six months (or as often as your dentist recommends). To schedule your next dental checkup, call Smith Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX, today at 903-455-5750. We proudly serve patients from Hunt County, Greenville, Royce City, Sulphur Springs, and all surrounding communities.