Checkups

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The American Dental Association recommends you see your dentist at least twice each year for a checkup. At your checkup, we will evaluate your soft tissues for oral cancer, periodontal disease, and other problems. Dr. Windle will also look at each tooth in your mouth to address concerns like tooth decay or cracks and old dental work. Sometimes old dental work wears out and needs to be replaced. We will be happy to replace metal fillings, inlays, onlays, and crowns with tooth-colored alternatives.

When you visit us for checkups, we can reduce your potential for large dental problems.

For instance, left untreated, a small cavity can grow to destroy an entire tooth and spread to surrounding teeth. A cracked tooth can cause pain or break off and create additional problems. Furthermore, advanced gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss for American adults; and, oral cancer causes more than 7,500 deaths each year. Caught and treated early, these diseases can be controlled.

If you have not scheduled a checkup recently, be sure to call us now to make your appointment! Children as young as two should visit the dentist, and by three, a child should attend regular checkups.