With summer in full-swing and your dentist in Hampton now accepting visits for regular checkups and cleanings, it’s time to schedule an appointment! In order to get the most out of the season, having peace-of-mind that your oral health is in tip-top shape is crucial. The best way to do that is to protect your teeth and gums from developing common oral health problems, such as decay and periodontitis. Read on to learn three reasons to schedule your checkup and cleaning before you head to the beach for your vacation.

Refresh Your Smile With A Professional Cleaning

If you’re like most people, after leaving the dentist near you, your mouth feels clean, refreshed, and most importantly, you feel proud to let your smile show. That’s because your dentist has thoroughly cleared all plaque and tartar accumulation that has formed over the last six months, since your previous appointment. Reaching the hard-to-reach nooks and crannies of your smile is vital to maintain your oral health, but a regular toothbrush doesn’t always do the trick. That’s why your dentist uses specially made instruments, like the dental scaler and mirror, to ensure that no harmful oral substances linger.

Get Your Routine Oral Cancer Screening

During each of your checkups, your dentist conducts a thorough, quick oral cancer screening in search of any early, suspicious symptoms. Some of the signs of this disease that they’ll be on the lookout for include:

  • Oral sores that don’t heal within two weeks.
  • Difficulty chewing and swallowing.
  • Trouble moving the tongue or jaw.
  • Abnormalities or lumps in the oral tissue.
  • White or red patches inside the mouth.

If they do spot any of these, they can quickly refer you for additional testing to increase your chances of successful treatment.

Ward Off The Threat Of Oral Health Problems

Sometimes, oral health problems can develop without exhibiting any obvious symptoms. In these situations, it’s vital to have the professional and knowledgeable eye of your dentist examining your teeth, gums, and X-rays for any problems. That way, they can quickly treat them before they end up causing discomfort and additional damage to your smile down the road.

Don’t Forget To Take Advantage of Our Summer Giveaway! 

At Smiles By The Sea Family Dentistry, we’re so excited to be accepting new and existing patients for preventive appointments again. That’s why we’re doing a summer giveaway! It includes exciting and necessary supplies for your family vacation to the beach, and all it takes to enter is to leave a Google Review for our practice or refer a friend or family member. Don’t forget to schedule your next checkup and cleaning as well, so we can finally have a chance to say hello!

About the Author
Dr. Harbpinder Shevchenko has always been passionate about helping patients feel more confident in the health and appearance of their smiles. She provides comprehensive, high-quality dentistry and has undergone over 100 hours of advanced training and education on specialty services, including dental implants. She is also an active member of several professional organizations and is a long-term Spear Education member. For questions or to schedule a checkup and cleaning, visit Smiles By The Sea Family Dentistry’s website or call 603-319-4415.