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The Importance Of Preventive Care

Keep your smile in check by getting regular dental checkups from our Windsor Locks, CT, general dentist. 

Seeing your dentist regularly can prevent dental problems, which can save you a lot of time, money and heartache over the years. Maintaining optimal oral health really isn’t that challenging, and problems such as cavities and gum disease can easily be avoiding just by visiting our Windsor Locks, CT, general dentist Dr. Thomas Yanik and his team twice a year for checkups. So, why is prevention so important for your smile?

Detect Problems Early 

As with any health problem the sooner the issue is detected the easier it usually is to treat. Plus, we can often treat it with less invasive treatment options. Keeping up with your six-month cleanings ensures that if there is a problem that we will find it early before it causes serious and long-term problems.

Enjoy a Serious Deep Clean 

While you may pride yourself on brushing twice a day and flossing daily like a champ, it’s still possible that there are certain areas of your smile that you are still missing. Don’t worry; this is what our routine checkups are designed for. Our dental hygienists have just the tools to be able to get into every nook and cranny of your smile to remove plaque buildup to prevent gum disease and cavities. Plus, once plaque hardens into tartar your at-home toothbrush can’t remove it, only our specialized tools can.

Get a Whiter Smile 

Think of these dental cleanings like a power wash for your teeth, which means that we can easily remove surface stains, caused by coffee or foods you eat, to help you achieve a whiter smile. While we offer other options such as teeth whitening, bonding, and porcelain veneers for more serious stains, you will notice a whiter smile immediately after a routine cleaning.

Check for Health Problems 

Our mouths are windows into our general health, as well. Even the smallest problems or changes can signal to our dental team that there might be an underlying health problem at play. In fact, certain symptoms or issues you are having could alert us to sinus infections, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This is why these routine checkups are also beneficial not just for our oral health but also your general health.

Screen for Oral Cancer 

Most people don’t realize that during their routine dental checkups our general dentist is also examining the soft tissue of your mouth to look for signs of oral cancer. If you notice any lump, red or white patches, pain with swallowing, or other changes it’s important that you speak with our dental team during your next checkup. This simple oral cancer screening is the most effective tool we have to catch oral cancer early and it could just end up saving your life.

If it’s time to schedule your next routine dental checkup, don’t put it off. The team at Yanik Dental in Windsor Locks, CT, is here to provide your smile with the comprehensive care it needs. Book your cleaning at (860) 623-1116.

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