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Have you ever heard that you should visit your dentist once every six months? While these cleanings may not seem like the highest priority—especially if you have school, work, or family—they are actually extremely important. And would you be surprised to learn that visiting your dentist could actually be a way to save money?

As you may know, a part of your dental checkup will include inspecting your smile. This inspection is extremely important, because we may be able to identify issues that could eventually cause serious problems. If we identify any of these issues, we’ll be happy to offer you personalized advice and help you address these problems before they require more extensive treatments. Would you be surprised to learn that many people have gum disease and don’t realize it? While this may not seem like a serious problem, did you know that gum disease can become worse with time? If you have untreated gum disease, you may have frequent bad breath, could lose teeth, and may even experience sensitive teeth. Our dentist will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, which can help you avoid tooth decay.

By visiting our dentist, you could be benefiting your overall health. The health of your mouth is actually connected to your overall health. For example, did you know that you can estimate the amount of plaque in your arteries by the amount of plaque you have in your mouth? Our team can also help you diagnose oral cancer—which is far easier to treat if caught in its early stages.

Finally, if our team is able to prevent serious issues, you won’t need to pay as much for your treatments. You see, a cleaning is far less expensive than a treatment like root canal therapy. If you’re interested in learning more, or in scheduling an appointment with Dr. Brett Riche, please don’t hesitate to contact The Dental Studio on 30th at 505.592.0477. We’re eager to hear from you.