We know dental visits are never something that is looked forward to but there’s a reason you call our Homestead general dentist and get yourself into Dr. Robert Cuckler’s chair. Biannual dental visits for cleanings and exams are important for many reasons and knowing those reasons can make your time in the dentist chair somewhat easier to take. Robert Cuckler, DDS PA will explain to you how a proper dental cleaning and exam every six months is an important part of maintaining good dental health. A healthy mouth is like the doorway to the rest of your body and keeping that in good shape puts you ahead of the game when it comes to your overall health.
When our dental hygienist or Homestead general dentist cleans your teeth, deposits of plaque and tartar are removed. On your teeth, inside the plaque, are tiny bacteria that cause tooth decay, bad breath, and gum disease. Dr. Cuckler will explain to you that the results from this type of cleaning smply cannot be achieved by flossing, brushing and rinsing at home. Yet in addition to the preventative care procedure the cleaning makes your teeth feel and look good. A whiter smile boosts confidence and that’s healthy too. Once the exam and cleaning are done, Dr. Cuckler will answer any questions you have regarding brushing or flossing your teeth. Proper brushing and flossing are essential ways to maintain good dental health in-between dental visits. Keeping your mouth clean and as healthy as possible will increase your chances of keeping your teeth as you get older. Gum disease is the major cause of tooth loss and you need your teeth to chew properly and basically, look better.
In addition to the cleanings, our Homestead general dentist will see you afterwards and perform an exam. These biannual exams are very important for your dental health because Dr. Cuckler will be able to see any changes in your mouth that could lead to gum disease, other dental problems, or even oral cancer. Some other problems with your teeth that can be detected during this exam are overcrowding of teeth or cavities. If Dr. Cuckler should happen to discover any problems as a result of this exam, he will discuss the diagnosis and proper treatment options with you. The importance of twice a year cleanings are two-fold because an exam usually follows and early detection of potential problems can be detected and treated appropriately.