Dental Check Ups: Why Making And Keeping Them Are Vital To Your Health


What is it that keeps you from scheduling (and keeping) a dental check up appointment? For many of us, we feel fine, and maybe we subconsciously think “Why fix what’s not broken? I brush regularly and am an all around healthy person. I’m good.” Others know that something might not be quite right, but anxiety and fear of dental procedures keep us away. And then there are those of us who just don’t have the time or energy or money to squeeze in yet another appointment.


No matter your reason for missing, whether it’s intentional or accidental, regular check ups are, hands down, one of the very best things you can do for your oral health and well-being. Here’s why dental check ups keep your teeth and gums healthy…


Prevention and Maintenance

The first part of a check up involves a full examination. We look for cavities, plaque, tartar, and gum disease. We check out your tongue, throat, face, head, and neck for swelling, redness or signs of cancer. Our skilled and experienced professionals are able to detect miniscule indications of decay and disease that the untrained eye would normally miss. A regular check up ensures that we identify potential problems and treat them appropriately before they’ve spiraled out of control and require more invasive procedures.


Complete Cleaning

Regular morning and evening brushing and flossing to remove plaque is critical to healthy teeth, but tartar build up cannot normally be removed at home. During dental check ups, we use special tools to more thoroughly clean and polish your teeth, removing stains and flossing areas between teeth. Professional cleanings keep your teeth and gums healthy, and they are not usually painful. In fact, upon leaving our office, your smile will be fresh, confident and bright.

Commit to maintaining a healthy smile by attending regular check ups, and start now by calling Herald Square Dental Phone Number (212) 689-0024 today to schedule that next appointment!