The Difference Dental Checkups Make [BLOG]

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If our team here at Bayou Dental Group had our way, we’d see every single patient of ours at least twice a year for routine dental cleanings and exams. But unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

We understand that life gets pretty hectic. With work, school, and kids, it’s sometimes hard to find the time for regular dental visits when you have so many other responsibilities competing for your attention.

There are all sorts of reasons people might not make it to the dentist regularly. Maybe it’s a busy schedule, maybe it’s fear, or maybe you’re embarrassed about the state of your oral health because you’ve stayed away too long. The fact is, professional dental care can make all the difference when it comes to achieving and maintaining your healthiest smile.

That’s why Dr. Finley and our highly-trained hygienists want to make sure you know just how important it is that you visit our Monroe, LA dental office for routine checkups!

Your Mouth Is Under Constant Attack

All day long, your teeth and gums are under constant attack. That’s because your mouth if full of bacteria. Yes, some of it is good bacteria, but there is, unfortunately, plenty of the harmful kind to put your oral health at risk.

It’s the bad bacteria in your mouth that thrives on sugar it finds from your food and drinks. With enough sugars to feed on, that bacteria create harmful acids that break down tooth enamel and leave you susceptible to decay and cavities.

You have no choice but to eat and drink, which means that bacteria will always have what they need to cause dental problems. Because of this, your teeth and gums are under constant attack, and your defenses must be up!

Good Oral Hygiene Is Only A Start

Brushing and flossing every day at home is a great start. But that’s all it is… just a start. You’re doing your part by brushing twice daily and flossing once a day. This practice keeps your mouth clean, but it’s not enough on its own to completely clean away bacteria that hide in hard to reach places in your mouth.

That means you’re vulnerable to plaque and tartar buildup, and worse, gum disease.

Why Professional Dental Checkups Matter

Gum disease creeps in slowly to destroy your oral health, often without you even realizing it’s happening. That’s why professional dental care matters more than anything.

In our Monroe dental office, you’ll find highly-trained hygienists who have the experience and professional tools to give your teeth and gums the deep cleaning necessary to remove plaque and tartar buildup that you can’t reach with your toothbrush and dental floss at home.

Dr. Finley can then thoroughly examine your mouth for any signs of dental problems. With technology such as digital X-rays and DIAGNOdent cavity detection, he’s able to catch the things that threaten your oral health that you can’t see on your own.

We also offer dental sealants and fluoride treatments for added protection against tooth decay and cavities.

These are just some of the ways a dental professional can make the difference between a glowing, healthy smile and dull, damaged teeth and poor oral health.

Prevention Is Your Smile’s Best Defense!

The best defense your mouth has against harmful bacteria is prevention. That may begin with your daily oral hygiene at home, but that’s only half of what it really takes for strong, healthy teeth and gums.

You need help from professionals like you’ll find here at Bayou Dental Group. Our passion is helping patients get healthy and stay that way, but we can only help if you come to see us for regular cleanings and exams. Without vigilance and proper professional dental care, there is only so much you can do at home to maintain lasting oral health.

Schedule Your Next Dental Checkup NOW!

There’s no better time than the present to rededicate yourself to better oral health. Even if you haven’t been to the dentist in a long time, we’re confident that our experienced, skilled team of professionals have what it takes to help you get your smile back on track for years to come.

Trust your healthiest smile to our team in Monroe, LA! Call us today at 318-302-4236 or fill out our online form to request an appointment.


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