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Routine Maintenance for Your Mouth


Most people wouldn’t consider waiting more than a year to change the oil in their cars or get haircuts. Yet, every year 100 million Americans fail to visit the dentist.

A dental exam every six months is one of those routine maintenance appointments that should not be put off. And unlike changing your oil or cutting your locks, a visit to the dentist can positively impact your overall health.

Regular dental exams can:

•Find problems with your teeth and gums before they cause you pain or are costly to treat

•Prevent some problems from happening in the first place

•Spot warning signs of diseases or other medical conditions in the mouth that are unrelated to your teeth

•Establish a place to go if you have a dental emergency

For these reasons, it is important to see your dentist twice a year. That’s true even if there are no obvious problems or you no longer have your natural teeth.

Just like daily brushing and flossing, make it a habit to schedule and keep regular appointments with your dentist. Taking action now will help you avoid major issues in the future.






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