We recommend that you receive an oral examination at least every 6 months. That way, our Grand Rapids dentists have the opportunity to check for , gum disease, and other oral health conditions.
What to Expect During Your Appointment
First, one of our dental hygienists will clean your teeth. After your teeth cleaning, one of our dentists will examine the inside of your mouth. They’ll also examine any X-rays that were taken during your appointment with us. The dentist may also perform an oral cancer screening to check for any discolored patches or lumps inside your mouth.
The Importance of Preventive Dentistry
Getting an oral exam is one of the best things you can do to protect your oral health in the long run. For example, catching gingivitis (gum inflammation) early can help you avoid developing periodontitis later in life.
While gingivitis is reversible with good oral hygiene, the same can’t be said of periodontitis. In fact, periodontitis can lead to bone loss in your jaw, receding gums, and even tooth loss.
This is just one of many examples of why preventive dentistry is so important. Preventive dentistry will help promote a better sense of wellbeing so you can enjoy your best quality of life.
How Oral Health Affects Your Overall Wellbeing
Did you know that your oral health affects the rest of your body? This is because your body is made up of interconnected systems. For example, people who have diabetes are more likely tobecause they are susceptible to infections. Likewise, gum disease can make it more difficult for patients with diabetes to manage their blood sugar.
Schedule an Appointment with Advance Dental
Dr. Richard Neuman and Dr. Alexis Neuman are dedicated to protecting your oral health for years to come. To request an appointment with one of our , call Advance Dental at (616) 956-9183. We hope we hear from you soon!