Life gets busy and sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you need to do. At Blaisdell Family Dentistry, we understand that, but we urge you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup in Boise. You might believe that a dental checkup in Boise is less important than the other twenty items on your to-do list, but that is not the case. Twice-yearly dental exams are essential for keeping your smile in optimal shape!
“But my teeth feel fine.”
We’ve heard this excuse before. The fact is, that no news isn’t necessarily good news. Dental problems can be progressing without you being aware of them.
1. Your Gums May Be Receding
Gum recession doesn’t happen all at once. Gum tissue can move back almost imperceptibly until teeth and bone are in danger.
2. Decay May Be Lurking
When the acids in plaque start drilling into a tooth, we usually don’t feel it until it has passed through the enamel and dentin and hits the nerve. Ouch! By that time, there is a crater in the tooth. Regular cleanings remove plaque before it can do any damage.
3. Prevent Oral Cancer
About 50,000 men and women will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Our practice will screen for oral cancer during your exam. As with all types of cancer, early diagnosis is vital.
After your entire mouth has been examined, Dr. Blaisdell will detail what is required moving forward. Whether that’s flossing more often or discussing major fixes such as a root canal, we will make sure that you get all the information you need to ensure your smile is bright and beautiful! Scheduling a dental checkup in Boise with Lynn R. Blaisdell at Blaisdell Family Dentistry will ensure you avoid severe dental problems. Call us today for more information on services such as dental implants, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening.