Why You Need Dental Checkups for Good Oral Health

If you brush twice daily and floss at least once, you are doing a great job at keeping your smile healthy. However, you need to go a bit further than that. You still need to visit us every six months for dental checkups. Here’s why:

  • We can spot problems early on. When you come in for your appointment, we’ll do a thorough exam of your mouth. If we spot oral health issues, we can offer treatment right away. It’s easier for you and your budget if you can get ahead of dental concerns in the early stages.
  • You can discuss any questions or concerns. If you have noticed chronic bad breath or your tooth slightly hurts, your checkup is a great time to bring these issues up! We’ll discuss any changes you’ve noticed since your last appointment.
  • You can set smile goals. Lots of patients use their checkup as a time to discuss their smile goals! We can create a treatment plan that includes cosmetic improvements you want to make.
  • You’ll get a thorough cleaning. There’s only so much you can do on your own! At your checkup, we’ll clean your teeth and remove any plaque or tartar build-up.

If you aren’t convinced yet, just what this video from our patients! Henry visits us every six months for a checkup and feels confident about the condition of his smile:

Get your checkup scheduled today! Call 256-274-8680 or schedule online to set up an appointment at Charles F. Betts, Jr., DMD, Family Dentistry in Decatur, AL.