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The Importance Of Preventive Care Visits

Continue to get the professional dental care you need right now. 

During the pandemic, you may have been postponing your routine dental checkups, but it’s time to consider visiting our St. Petersburg, FL, dentist Dr. Gordon Krueger again. After all, these six-month checkups are the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums. If it’s been a while since you last saw the dentist here are some reasons why you might not want to wait to schedule your next cleaning.

Remove Plaque and Tartar

Even if you brush your teeth diligently twice a day without fail there are so many little nooks and crannies that your toothbrush may still miss. When this happens, plaque and food linger between teeth and along the gum line.

When plaque builds up it will harden into tartar, which your toothbrush can’t remove. Only our St. Petersburg, FL, family dentist has the proper tools to remove tartar. If plaque and tartar aren’t removed they will eventually lead to decay and gum disease.

Catch Dental Problems Early 

We know that no one wants to find out that they have a cavity or gum disease, but isn’t it better that they find out rather than ignoring the problem? These issues will not go away on their own without treatment and the sooner our dental team catches these issues the sooner we can treat them.

Our goal as your dental providers is to preserve the health and function of your smile. By coming into our office twice a year, we can identify problems sooner and give your smile the treatment it deserves.

Identify Risk Factors

Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with a chronic health problem or you are pregnant, there are certain life events and milestones that can bring changes to your health. For example, pregnant women are more at risk for gum disease. By coming into our practice twice a year you can let us know if your medical history has changed so we can take these changes into account when we examine your mouth and provide you with individualized care.

After all, many chronic and systemic diseases actually cause oral symptoms, so we may also be able to identify if someone has acid reflux, diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and more.

The American Dental Association does recommend continuing with your routine dental cleanings, even during the pandemic. So, if it’s been more than six months since you last saw our St. Petersburg, FL, family dentist, Dr. Krueger, it’s time to call (727) 384-6533 to schedule a cleaning.

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