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It’s often hard to think long-term when our lives become very busy. However, by neglecting long-term planning for your health, you could be putting your oral health at risk. Having a six-month dental checkup is essential to keeping your smile healthy and strong for years to come.

That is why our dentist, Dr. Maxim Skormin with Now Dental in League City, Texas, is here to share information on why a dental checkup is essential to your long-term health.

The foods we choose to eat and drink play a long-term roll in our oral health. The acids and sugars we eat in our everyday life can take a hefty toll on our teeth. Brushing and flossing regularly can help reduce the damage some foods can have on our teeth. However, despite our best efforts, plaque can linger in hard-to-reach places and will harden into tartar, which can create oral health problems. To prevent these problems, you need to see your dentist for your routine dental cleaning and checkup.

Dental examinations also locate other difficulties in your smile. For example, your dentist will look for gum disease, cavities, and oral cancer are all evaluated during your appointment . If any of these conditions are identified early, you can be spared from problems like tooth loss, bleeding or weakened gums, and even bone loss in your jaw. Your oral health is important for your overall health, which is why having it checked regularly can keep your dental damage down and your smile in tip-top shape for years to come.

If you have questions about your oral health or if it’s time for a dental checkup, then you have come to the right place! Please give us a call at 832-932-3959 to schedule an appointment. Our dental team looks forward to your visit and to assisting you with your smile.