Keeping your smile healthy shouldn’t be a mystery. If you are brushing and flossing each and every day then you are well on your way to maintaining a healthy smile. Of course, no oral care regimen would be complete without a professional dental cleaning; however, if you don’t remember the last time you visited our River Forest and Chicago, IL, dentists Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, and Dr. Fran Lynch for a checkup, your oral care could be sorely lacking.
Why are professional dental cleanings so important?
Sure, we know that you are working hard to keep your teeth clean all on your own by brushing and flossing and eating a healthy diet; however, even with these great habits in place, you still need to visit our River Forest and Chicago, IL, general dentist if you want to give your smile the thorough deep cleaning it needs to stay healthy.
Here are just some things these routine checkups can do for your oral health:
- Remove plaque and tartar buildup to prevent cavities and gum disease
- Remove surface stains to get your smile whiter
- Freshen breath
- Check for early warning signs of gum disease (which can be reversed)
- Perform a quick oral cancer screening
Once a year we will also run X-rays, which is even more accurate at pinpointing small cavities between teeth, issues with the gums or jawbone, or other problems that could impact your oral health. These visits are all about preventing dental issues before they occur, which can also save you a lot of time, money and stress in the future.
How often should I come in for routine care?
Most healthy children and adults can get away with visiting us twice a year (every six months) for cleanings. Of course, there are certain factors that can increase someone’s risk for developing cavities, gum disease or infections. These high-risk groups include:
- Pregnant women
- Menopausal women
- Those with weakened immune systems
- Those currently dealing with gum disease
Lynch Dental Center is located in River Forest and Chicago, IL, providing everything from routine dental cleanings to cosmetic and restorative dentistry. If you want to schedule your upcoming appointment for you or a family member, give us a call today.