One of the most important things you can do to maintain your smile in Waunakee, WI is to see a dentist, such as Dr. Matthew Karls or Dr. Stanley Karls, at Karls Family Dentistry.
If it has been a while since you visited the dentist, you should go sooner rather than later – and then you should continue with regular visits and checkups with your Waunakee dentist. In fact, along with your personal oral hygiene program, the American Dental Association recommends that you have regular dental checkups at least twice a year.
Here’s why initial and regular dental examinations go such a long way to help you smile.
First, your Waunakee dentist has years of education and training and will know to look for problems you probably don’t even know exist. It is far easier – and far less expensive – to prevent problems from developing or fixing them before they progress too severely.
But what if you don’t feel any pain or notice any problems?
See your Waunakee dentist anyway.
Even if you don’t have any problems such as swollen, bleeding, or painful gums, tooth sensitivity, or other issues, your Waunakee dentist is going to be able to check for anything from cavities to potentially serious health issues such as oral cancer. Studies have shown that people with severe gum diseases are also at significantly higher risks for other health issues, such as heart problems.
When you go for your checkups, chances are your Waunakee dentist will also do a professional teeth cleaning, which will be far more thorough than any brushing and flossing you can do on your own. Your dentist may give you a professional strength fluoride treatment, for example, something you cannot do on your own at home. Your Waunakee dentist will remove plaque, an invisible, sticky substance that forms in your mouth and traps bacteria which can cause tooth decay and gum disease – especially from areas of your mouth you otherwise can’t adequately reach and clean. Plaque buildup can also lead to the formation of calculus, also known as tartar, a hard substance that adheres to and discolors teeth. And no matter how diligent you are, brushing and flossing alone simply cannot remove tartar – a hard, discolored substance that forms when plaque buildup occurs -- your dentist will have to do that with specialized equipment made for the task.
If you need to see a dentist in Waunakee, consider contacting Karls Family Dentistry. For more information call 608-849-4100.