December Is the Best Time to Visit the Dentist

December Is the Best Time to Visit the Dentist

It's already the start of the holiday season, and we know that this time of year can be busy! Still, it's important that your dental health doesn't fall by the wayside if you have dental insurance through your employer; great! But if you don't, that doesn't mean you can't still take advantage of our many financial options that allow anyone to visit us for regular checkups and cleanings!

When it comes to your oral health, it's best to get regular cleanings and exams twice a year. Let us help take care of any cavities before they become larger problems, whether that's with dental fillings or dental crowns. Avoiding additional dental treatment is easier than fixing a problem once it has already gotten out of hand, so give us a call at our office today to schedule an appointment! 

Benefits of Early Dental Care

It's nearing the end of another year, and it's time to see the dentist if you haven't done so already. Many people only visit their dentist when there is a problem. However, your dentist can help you avoid many potential issues by catching small problems before they become big problems. You can also prevent major dental issues with proper oral hygiene and regular visits to your dental office. Here are several reasons why you should make visiting your dentist a priority in 2022 and beyond.

Prevent Tooth Decay

Your teeth are the hardest substance in your body. Those aren't the only tough parts. Your mouth is full of bacteria that produce acids that cause plaque to form on your teeth. If not removed, this plaque will eventually harden into tartar that cannot be removed by brushing alone. This hard buildup will eventually lead to tooth decay. Regular cleanings help to remove plaque before it has a chance to do damage.

Keep Your Gums Healthy

In addition to removing harmful plaque from your teeth, regular professional cleanings and exams also help to keep your gums healthy. The symptoms of gum disease include red or purple gums that bleed easily when you floss or brush. Regular dental visits can help to prevent these symptoms by detecting the signs of gum disease early on. If you do have gum disease, your dentist will suggest treatment methods that will help to eliminate the symptoms of gingivitis and prevent more serious issues such as periodontitis.

Oral Cancer

Because oral cancer is not usually painful in the early stages, many patients do not get diagnosed until cancer has spread to other parts of the body. In fact, one person dies each hour in the United States because of oral cancer. When you go to your regular dental appointments, you'll get an oral cancer screening as part of your checkup. 

We at Vose Family Dentistry provide the best dental treatment for patients to improve the appearance of their smiles. Call us at (507) 387-2255 to schedule an appointment. 

Vose Family Dentistry

220 E Main St., Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: (507) 387-2255


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