Don't Neglect Visits to Your Family Dentist
In a busy life full of family, events, children and work, you may get so caught up you forget seemingly small things like seeing your dentist regularly for examinations and cleanings. However, skipping out on these important appointments can result in some big consequences. Learn why it is important for you and the rest of your family to see your family dentist for regular examinations with Dr. Carl Murano at HFL Dental in Honeoye Falls, NY.
How often should I see my dentist?
The rule of thumb when to comes to visiting your dentist is that you should schedule an appointment for an examination and cleaning at least once every six months. However, those who are more at risk for tooth decay or gum disease may need to see their dentist even more often to keep tooth decay and the resulting gum disease at bay. Your dentist can work with you to determine the best schedule for your examinations depending on your teeth and oral and general health.
What can I expect at a regular dental examination?
A dental exam will consist of three main parts: a physical examination, any necessary dental work and a routine cleaning. Your doctor inspects your teeth and oral tissues for any signs of decay, disease or injury. If you require a procedure such as a dental filling or a root canal, Dr. Murano may perform it during your visit or suggest scheduling a second appointment if he requires more time. A dental hygienist will then thoroughly clean and polish your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar buildup which could contribute to tooth decay.
Family Dentistry in Honeoye Falls, NY
A family dentist sees patients of all ages, making it easy to schedule an appointment for the whole family. You may even wish to schedule your family’s appointments all within the same day to save extra time off of work or school. Additionally, family dentists keep your whole family’s dental records in one place, eliminating the need to run around if you ever require the transfer of records. Dr. Murano can help you and your family keep your smiles healthy and clean for years to come.
For more information on family dentistry or regular dental check-ups, please contact Dr. Murano at HFL Dental in Honeoye Falls, NY. Call (585) 624-1917 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Murano today!