The Importance of Routine Dental Checkups

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Having regular dental appointments is important for your oral health. Dr. J. Richard Burch suggests that patients come in for a checkup at least twice a year. Depending on your oral health, you may need to visit our office more often. Our dentist will examine your unique smile and determine your unique needs. It is important that you come to KC Smile Doc as recommended because our dentist can detect dental health issues early during these visits. If an issue is caught early, treatment will be less invasive and more affordable. If you come in for your regular checkups, our dentist can prevent some issues from occurring in the first place. Having regular dental appointments is also important because some diseases have symptoms that manifest in the mouth and our dentist will check for these.

When you come to KC Smile Doc for your routine appointment, our hygienist will first thoroughly clean your teeth. Then our dentist or hygienist will examine your teeth and gums thoroughly. They will check your gums for signs of gum disease and other issues. Our dentist will then perform an oral cancer screening. They will decide whether or not you need dental X-rays taken.

Remember that it is important to see the dentist regularly even if you don’t have any symptoms. You could still have dental issues that are in their early stages that our dentist can diagnose. Also, having regular professional dental cleanings is beneficial to your dental health. For more information about dental cleanings and exams in Kansas City, Missouri, and to schedule an appointment with our dentist, contact our office today. We look forward to caring for you and your smile!