Everyone is always looking for clever ways to save time and money. You might start clipping coupons, switch to a gym that is closer to your house, or work from home to save on your commute time. One thing you should never cut out of your routine, though, is professional dental care. Even if you and everyone in your household are diligent about brushing and flossing, that is no excuse to skip biannual trips to your family dentist. Here are a few reasons why regular cleanings are so important:
Humans Aren’t Perfect
No matter how hard you try to make sure you get every bit of your mouth clean when you’re brushing and flossing, there is pretty much no way that you’ll be able to get rid of all the plaque in there. A trained dental professional, on the other hand, can vanquish that icky stuff and leave your mouth feeling clean and fresh.
Also, it’s worth keeping in mind that plaque eventually hardens into tartar. Once that happens, your regular toothbrush can’t dislodge it. A professional cleaning becomes necessary if you want to prevent cavities.
You Can Prevent the Need for Major Procedures
The last thing you want is to find out that you need a major dental procedure, which are often expensive, time-consuming, and painful. You especially don’t want your children to have to go through something like that, which could give them a negative view of dentistry and lead them to neglect their oral health when they grow into adults.
Dr. Sara Curcio and her team place a strong emphasis on preventive care. When you come in for regular cleanings and checkups, she can spot problems early on and perhaps even correct them before they become severe. Some of the issues she might identify include:
- Developmental problems with the teeth and jaw in children
- Gum disease
Visiting the Dentist Isn’t as Bad as You Think
Dentists get a bad rap, but most of that is just propaganda. For the most part, dentists are friendly people who are passionate about caring for the smiles in their community. Dr. Curcio is a skilled professional who loves to work with patients of all ages. She even graciously volunteers her time to help children in classrooms understand the importance of oral health.
Once you get to know Dr. Curcio and the rest of her team, we’re confident that you’ll like us! We want to form a lasting relationship with you and your family so everyone in your household can continue to have excellent oral health for decades to come.
Come in and Meet Us!
Oral healthcare plays a pivotal role in helping people enjoy a high quality of life, and you should never take it for granted that your teeth and gums will stay in good shape if all you do is brush and floss. Regular dental appointments can stop problems before they start, correct problems early on, and save you money.
If you would like to learn more about Dr. Curcio, her services, and our team here in the office, please contact us. You can call us at 860-644-2476.