The Importance of Regular Dental Check-Ups

Patients often ask why it's so important that they visit us on a regular basis for a cleaning and a check-up. The truth is, routine visits are beneficial in many different ways, for young children right through to seniors. In fact, getting your children into the routine of seeing the dentist on a frequent basis at a young age will help them establish lifelong habits for good oral health.

Here's a look at some of the many reasons regular dental check-ups are important:

Prevention is Key

Like any part of your body, prevention is key to achieving and maintaining good oral health, no matter your age. When you visit the dentist, they will check your teeth, gums, tongue and the tissues in your mouth to identify any areas of concern, and will recommend treatments or procedures to prevent developing issues from becoming bigger problems that are more painful or expensive to treat. This is particularly important when it comes to identifying cancers, which your dentist will also look for in your mouth and throat.

A great way to spot and monitor less obvious problem areas is with x-rays, which your dental team may recommend that you have taken on an annual basis.    


Visiting the dentist on a regular basis also gives you the opportunity to have your teeth thoroughly cleaned by a dental hygienist. While proper, regular cleanings play an important role in protecting your teeth, they will also help you achieve a healthier looking smile. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn new ways of preventing problems and maintaining good oral health, as well.

Building a Relationship

When you visit our office, we make every effort to help you feel comfortable and confident in the care you receive. In fact, we've established long-term relationships with many of our clients, and we know that having a familiarity with the people who care for your oral health only helps to ensure a more positive dental experience.

Looking for a dental clinic? Edmonton, Alberta families receive the professional care they need from Bennett Dental in Sherwood Park. Call us today to book your appointment!

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