3 Reasons Not To Skip A Dental Checkup

Reasons to schedule an appointment with your San Luis Obispo dentist.

Twice-yearly dental exams are crucial for keeping your smile in ideal shape!

Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you “gotta do”. At Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy DDS, we understand that. But we urge you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup because you think it’s less important than the other twenty items on your to-do list.

“But my teeth feel fine.”
We’ve heard this excuse. The fact is that no news isn’t necessarily good news. Dental problems can progress without you being aware of it.

1. Your Gums May Be Receding
Gum recession doesn’t happen all at once. Gum tissue can move back almost imperceptibly until teeth and bone are at risk.

2. Decay May Be Lurking
When the acids in plaque start drilling into a tooth, we usually don’t feel it until it has passed through the enamel and dentin and hits the nerve. Ouch! By that time, there is a crater in the tooth. Regular cleanings remove plaque before it can cause any degeneration.

3. Prevent Oral Cancer
About 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year.1 Doctor McNeil-Amorteguy will screen for oral cancer during your exam. As with all types of cancer, early diagnosis is vital.

After your entire mouth has been examined, Doctor McNeil-Amorteguy will detail what is needed moving forward. Whether that’s flossing more often or discussing major fixes such as braces, we will be sure that you get all the information you need to ensure your smile is bright and beautiful! Scheduling twice-yearly exams with Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy at Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy DDS will ensure you avoid acute dental issues.

1http://oralcancerfoundation.org/

Contact Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy DDS:

805-543-3016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1250 Peach St Ste F
San Luis Obispo, California
93401

 

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