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Why Is Regularly Visiting Your Dentist So Important To Your Overall Health?

Even a healthy smile should still be checked out regularly by a dental professional. 

If your teeth and gums feel great and aren’t causing you problems then you may be wondering why you even need to visit our St. Clair Shores, MI, dentist Dr. Sam Malouf every six months. While it might seem like a silly habit, turning to Malouf Family Dentistry for regular visits is extremely important for several reasons. Here are just some of the top reasons.

Remove Plaque and Tartar 

Plaque and tartar both lead to decay and gum disease, problems that happen all too often. While brushing and flossing are designed to remove this plaque buildup from your teeth, you would be surprised how many people don’t brush as regularly as they should.

Research shows that one in four adults don’t even brush twice a day, and about one in ten adults forget to brush their teeth regularly (yikes!). Coming in every six months for checkups with our St. Clair Shores, MI, family dentist ensures that we remove plaque and tartar from all areas of your smile, particularly those areas that are more challenging for you to reach on your own.

Save Yourself Time and Money 

If you don’t come in regularly for dental cleanings and your oral care routine is lacking then you’ll certainly find yourself facing some pretty serious issues at some point. While people think that coming in to see the dentist will take up too much time, cleanings are non-invasive, inexpensive, and designed to protect your smile. If you don’t get the care you need along the way you may end up needing multiple procedures and treatments to handle your dental problems. Save yourself the stress and the money and come in twice a year.

Discuss Treatment Options to Prevent Further Issues 

If a bad bite is causing you to grind your teeth or you hate that unsightly gap between your teeth, there are so many treatments that we can offer to improve the health of your teeth, gums, and jaws. Even if you just want to get teeth whitening or see what dental veneers can do for you, these visits are a great time to chat with us and to ask questions.

Check for Cancer 

You may not know it but your dentist also inspects your mouth to check for signs of oral cancer. While oral cancer can happen to anyone, smokers, heavy drinkers and those with a family history of oral cancer are at an increased risk. These simple dental visits could just end up saving your life.

With an office in St. Clair Shores, MI, our dentist Dr. Malouf and his team are making it more convenient for people living in and around Eastpointe, Warren, Roseville, Fraser, Mt. Clemens, Clinton Township, Grosse Pointe, and Harrison Township, MI, to get the dental care they need every six months. To schedule your six-month checkup, call Malouf Family Dentistry at (586) 772-9020.

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