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The Importance of Regular Dental Checkups

Going to regularly-scheduled dental appointments is an important part of maintaining your overall health. While you may think that dental checkups are just for your teeth, your body’s overall health is directly linked to your oral health. If you haven’t had good experiences with dentists in the past, let the team at Eldorado Dental provide you with an unbeatable experience.

Whether you’re anxious about visiting the dentist or if you’re just putting it off, the longer you go without an appointment, the more severe your oral health issues can become. We provide painless dental solutions in Santa Fe and our team will ensure that you have a comfortable, relaxing experience.

To show you the importance of regular dental checkups, here are some of the things that we do during your visit.

Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer screenings are some of the most important tests that we perform on a daily basis. By detecting and treating oral cancers early, we can reduce the risk of the cancer spreading and becoming life-threatening. Oral cancers can manifest in many ways, so it’s important to have regular exams to make sure you’re cancer-free.

If you’re not scheduling appointments every six months, you may be putting yourself at risk if you do develop oral cancer. Our screening process is quick and pain-free, all while giving you and your family peace of mind.

Gum Disease Prevention

Gum disease is a painful condition that causes the gums to erode, swell, and bleed. The early stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis, which is a very common condition for those that don’t go to the dentist on a regular basis. As plaque and tartar build up in your mouth, the bacteria can break down your gums.

If it gets severe enough, gum disease can actually begin to erode the base of your teeth, causing them to fall out entirely. To save you potentially thousands of dollars in gum and teeth restoration, a simple dentist appointment every six months is all you need.

Regular Cleanings

When you come to Eldorado Dental, you’ll receive a comprehensive cleaning that ensures your teeth are healthy and beautiful. Regular cleanings are all part of your oral health. For example, if you have gingivitis and have deep cleaning every six months, you’ll start to see a dramatic improvement in your overall oral health when you also adopt a regular brushing and flossing schedule.

Dental X-Rays Detect Hidden Problems

Dental x-rays from Eldorado Dental can uncover potentially serious oral health issues. Bone decay, tumors, swelling, cysts, and other serious issues can be uncovered by a simple x-ray. Our x-ray services are all part of Eldorado Dental’s comprehensive oral health screening process.

Eldorado Dental

At Eldorado Dental, we believe in a comprehensive approach to your oral health. From in-depth cancer screenings to a personalized oral care plan, our team will work with you to help you achieve long-lasting oral health.

For more information about our comprehensive dental services in Santa Fe or to schedule your next appointment, contact a member of the Eldorado Dental team today.