The New Year is coming, make room for a professional teeth cleaning! Now is the time to set up your appointments for regular dental cleanings with Dr. Angela Evanson, DDS. When you schedule cleanings and check-ups at specific intervals, you can help keep tooth decay at bay. Plaque develops in a predictable pattern, so even if you are diligent about brushing and flossing, plaque can develop in hard-to-reach places. Once plaque transforms into tartar, it can only be removed with tools available to dental professionals. Keep brushing and flossing and put that calendar to good use.
Why Should You See Your Dentist Twice a Year?
Having your teeth professionally cleaned removes the bacteria that causes plaque to form. Plaque can begin to develop within 24 to 48 hours after a dental cleaning, so even with the best dental care at home, plaque build-up is inevitable.
According to the American Dental Association (ADA) you should see your dentist for a professional cleaning and examination every 6 months. Depending on the condition of your teeth and gums, you may need to go more often. That is why it’s important to have regular examinations with Dr. Evanson, so you know what she recommends for YOUR teeth.
Other Reasons to See Dr. Evanson Twice a Year
Plaque and tartar buildup cause tooth decay and tartar buildup causes the gums to pull away from the tooth. This is commonly known as gingivitis where you’re likely to have swelling, bleeding, or soreness in your mouth. Gum disease attacks the gums and causes deterioration of the bone that holds your teeth in place. Without treatment, your teeth begin working loose or fall out, requiring extensive treatment methods. With regular dental appointments, Dr. Evanson is able to catch problems, such as gingivitis, where treatment can be initiated before it progresses to that state.
X-Rays Find Problems Otherwise Not Detected
Another critical reason to see Dr. Evanson every six months is to have your teeth and jaw bone x-rayed. Damage to the jawbone can be detected along with any bone decay, cysts, tumors or swelling, which cannot be seen with the naked eye. Finding oral issues as soon as possible is critical in order to properly treat them. Some of the destructive diseases that show little or no symptoms but progress quickly, can be treated early when up-to-date x-rays and twice-a-year checkups are implemented. This is the best way to keep on top of your oral health.
Oral Cancer Examination
Oral cancer is easily treatable if diagnosed early. Otherwise it can progress quickly and become life threatening. Dr. Evanson is trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of oral cancer and with regular dental checkups, she can detect oral cancer symptoms in the early stages.
Besides checking your mouth for oral cancer, Dr. Evanson will also check your neck, jaw, and lymph nodes, for any swelling, lumps, or other irregularities. Regular dental checkups are integral, not only for your teeth and gums, but they are key to identifying other problems that may otherwise go unnoticed.
Dr. Evanson Wants to Help You Achieve and Maintain a Beautiful, Healthy Smile
Dr. Evanson’s office is located at 17167 E. Cedar Gulch Parkway #202 in Parker, Colorado, and is also conveniently accessible to her patients in the communities of Highlands Ranch, Aurora, Castle Rock and Lone Tree.
Now is the time to pull out your 2020 calendar and call our office at 720-409-0008 or schedule TWO check-ups online with Dr. Evanson for the coming year. Your teeth and mouth will thank you for it!