Are regular dental checkups really necessary?
More than necessary, regularly seeing your dentist is vital if you want to maintain a healthy and attractive set of teeth and gums. Preventive care such as routine cleanings and X-rays help to locate problems before they become painful and expensive to repair. By making and keeping regular dental appointments, you may be able to avoid extractions, root canals, fillings, bondings and more.
A lot is riding on your dental checkup, and our dental team in Woodbridge are waiting to help you make the most of it.
I clean my teeth at home. Why do I need a dentist to do it for me?
A daily home routine that includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing help maintain a healthy smile, but Dr. Dost and his associates have the specialized training needed to locate and reach trouble spots that are easy to miss when using a regular brush. Specialized dental tools help loosen and dissolve stuck-on plaque, but they also massage gums to keep them strong, clean, and healthy.
These techniques, combined with X-rays and visual observations, help reveal vulnerabilities in your routine. Our dental team can then to suggest ways to improve your maintenance regimen.
Will regular checkups save me money in the long run?
Keeping regular appointments with Dr. Dost and his associates will absolutely save you money down the line. Preventive care is always more economical than the costs to repair problems that have gone untreated.
Not only will dental cleanings and checkups help you save money, they can also spare you the pain of toothaches, abscesses, and swollen or bleeding gums. Bottom line: They’ll keep your teeth bright and attractive and your smile dazzling.
Will my insurance carrier cover the cost of my checkups and cleanings?
If you have dental insurance, you’ll likely find that carriers are much more willing to pay for preventive dental work than they are for oral surgery, which is much more expensive. If you’re not sure which procedures your carrier currently covers, talk to your insurance representative before booking your initial consultation with Dr. Robert C. Dost & Associates.