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The Importance of Regular Dental Exams

People sometimes avoid visiting the dentist’s office and wait until something hurts, or they are injured. Dr. Michael O’Donnell, Dr. Courtney Wright, and Dr. Chris Farrugia of Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics are your Santa Rosa Beach, and DeFuniak Springs, FL, dentists. They offer regular dental exams that keep your smile healthy and prevent the need for complicated dental procedures.

More About Regular Dental Exams

Coming in for a basic cleaning is incredibly important. Even if you practice good dental hygiene, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will have absolutely clean teeth. Tartar build-up can start to form quickly in areas that you might not be able to reach. This can have a negative effect on your gums and overall health. Dentists have special tools and equipment that surpass your toothbrush at home when it comes to dental maintenance. Professional dental cleanings are suggested every six months. These appointments are good opportunities for your dentist to assess other areas of concern that have to do with your oral wellbeing.

Another reason why regular dental exams are important has to do with catching minor issues before they turn into larger ones. Your Santa Rosa Beach, and DeFuniak Springs, FL, dentists treat minor cavities when they are easily fixed and at a lower cost. These minor cavities however can become major issues if they go untreated. Making sure that these small issues don’t develop into bigger ones is vital for your oral and overall health.

Oftentimes people ignore their oral health and may even ignore the pain until it becomes severe. This often leads to more complicated procedures such as root canals, in which infection has spread to the pulp. People may not realize it, but infection and gum disease are usually only the start if they neglect to visit a dentist regularly. Other health concerns such as diabetes, heart disease, and even stroke can occur as infections can affect other parts of the body.

Do You Need a Dentist?

A check-up and professional cleaning are suggested every six months in order to maintain healthy teeth. Your Santa Rosa Beach, and DeFuniak Springs, FL, dentists of Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics make sure that people have cleaner, healthier teeth. If you'd like to book an appointment with Dr. O’Donnell, Dr. Wright, and Dr. Farrugia, call (850) 622-5888 or (850) 892-2500.

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