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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?

During these cleanings, our dentist will examine your smile for signs of trouble. If we find any issues, we’ll gladly offer you the personalized advice you need. For example, 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? In fact, if you have untreated gum disease, you may have frequent bad breath, experience sensitive teeth, and even lose teeth. Our dentist will also 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.

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. Denise M. Walthour, please don’t hesitate to contact Powell Boulevard Dental at 503-235-7181. We’re eager to hear from you.