A complete dental check-up in Atlantis, FL could save your teeth or your life
It is important to schedule a complete dental check-up twice a year (or more frequently if recommended by your dentist), even if you are not having any problems with your teeth. The team at Atlantis Dental Care in Atlantis, FL gets excited about this opportunity to help you live well.
Do it for your smile
Professional cleaning removes stains and tartar that you cannot reach with a toothbrush and floss. These deposits collect between teeth and at the gum line, making your smile look dingy. A hygiene visit also includes polishing, for a lustrous shine. Your breath will be fresher, too.
Do it for your teeth
Complete dental check-ups are very important for children. The dentist monitors oral development, advises on nutrition and home hygiene, and may suggest cavity prevention techniques.
Tooth decay is a serious threat to dental health, at all ages. Regular check-ups give the dentist a chance to catch decay when it is small, minimizing discomfort, damage to your tooth, and expense to repair the cavity. Bear in mind that untreated decay can lead to need for root canal therapy or extraction. You could have a chip, crack, or loose dental restoration, as well.
The leading cause of tooth loss in adults in this country is gum disease, and kids can get it, too. It attacks soft tissues first, with inflammation and infection eventually compromising bone and ligaments that hold teeth in place. Gum disease is easy to overlook since initial symptoms are mild, but the Atlantis Dental Care team is watchful for early signs of this serious condition. We help you get it under control and manage it effectively.
Do it for your health
Gum disease can also have grave health ramifications. It is linked to increased risk of:
- Heart attack
- Other systemic illnesses
A comprehensive examination at Atlantis Dental Care includes oral cancer screening. More than 10,000 people in the US will die of oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year. Yet the prognosis is very good with early detection and treatment.
Our team is here to help patients enjoy beautiful, healthy smiles. Call (561) 220-7323 to schedule appointments for your family.