Regular dental visits are important for a number of reasons, primarily because they ensure that your oral health is in good shape. During a time when many things are uncertain due to the coronavirus, it may feel reassuring to see your dentist and at least know that you are doing what you can to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Dental hygienists are the unsung heroes of a dentist appointment. They do the legwork to clean plaque from your teeth and around your gum line, which helps prevent bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. They also take the time to check each and every tooth for cavities or concerning discolorations. They are the first point of contact for questions about dental health.
But beyond basic oral health and teeth cleanings, dental visits are beneficial for a few other reasons. Right now, because of the virus, many dentists are shifting their focus to preventative care. This type of dental care seeks to spot and treat problems before they require more invasive procedures that may require aerosolizing techniques. Fortunately at Babylon Dental Care, we have Extra Oral Suction (EOS) devices in each operatory, which will suck in any aerosols and prevent the spread of the virus.
Some examples of issues that dentists can spot during a regular visit are gum disease and tooth decay, which can be treated as soon as they are identified. But if these conditions go unchecked, they could require more invasive procedures down the road.
Another reason why dentists are encouraging their patients to maintain regular dental appointments is that they routinely check for mouth and throat cancer. Mouth cancer can affect the lips, cheeks, tongue, and throat, so dentists are in a good position to spot any unusual lumps, bumps, or discolored patches of tissue.
Make an Appointment at Babylon Dental Care
Don’t let your oral health slip from your mind this season. Getting lax about making regular dental visits could be risky for your overall dental health. Our offices are back open for all types of visits, including regular cleanings and emergency care. We are following all CDC guidelines and taking every precaution to keep our patients safe. Call us today at (631) 983-6665 to schedule an appointment, or contact us online.