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By Family Dental Care
September 01, 2016
Category: Oral Health

Do you make regular dental visits a priority? When life gets busy, it's easy to put off those visits. Unfortunately, delaying dental exams can dental visitaffect your oral health. Dr. Edward Pergiovanni and Dr. Mary Pergiovanni, your Rocky Hill, CT dentists, share several reasons why visiting your dentist every six months is important.

Tooth decay is sneaky

You never know when a cavity may occur, even if you've been cavity free for several years. Unfortunately, if you skip your regular dental examination, tooth decay will spread, damaging a larger area of your tooth. When you visit your dentist every six months, they can spot small cavities and fill them before they can do too much damage.

Regular visits decrease your risk of developing cavities and gum disease

Flossing and brushing is an excellent way to remove cavity-causing plaque from your teeth, but no matter how diligently you brush and floss, you may miss a few spots. During your examination, the dental hygienist will remove plaque from every nook and cranny in your mouth, which will help you avoid cavities.

Cleanings also focus on tartar, a hard deposit that forms if plaque isn't removed from your teeth. When tartar develops at or below your gums, it can cause gum disease. If your gums are red, swollen or bleed easily, you may have gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease. A deep cleaning will remove the tartar and prevent the more serious consequences that can occur if you have gum disease, such as bone or tooth loss.

Your Rocky Hill dentist will look for signs of dental and general health problems

During those twice-yearly visits, your dentist will look for signs that could indicate possible dental problems in your future. For example, tiny cracks in your teeth can increase the risk of a tooth fracture and also make it easier for bacteria to invade your teeth and cause a cavity. If you skip a few dental visits, you may not even realize that you have a problem until you bite into an apple and your tooth breaks.

The signs of some diseases may first appear in your mouth. If you have diabetes, your gums may begin to bleed, while poor oral hygiene can be a symptom of Alzheimer's disease. Your dentist looks for signs of these and other diseases during your regular exams and will recommend that you visit your doctor if any problems are noted.

Is it just about time for your next dental visit? Call Drs. Edward and Mary Pergiovanni, your Rocky Hill, CT dentists, at (860) 721-9002 to schedule an appointment.


Dr. Mary Pergiovanni has been named the 2017 recipient of the Hartford Dental Society Dr. James & Ella Burr McManus Award


Dr. Mary Pergiovanni receives the 2017 Hartford Dental Society James and Ella Burr McManus Award


Dr. Ed and Dr. Mary Pergiovanni recently volunteered for their 9th Connecticut Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic. Click on the link below to see Dr. Mary featured in a news clip which aired on NBC30.
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