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A visit to the dentist every six months doesn’t feel like a lot of work, but when it comes time for those visits, it can sometimes be hard to go. Do you really need to rearrange your week just so you can fit in a cleaning at the dentist’s office?

The answer is obviously yes, but we want to help you understand why it’s a yes. There’s a lot more that goes into the value of a regular dental checkup than just a cleaning. Let’s take a look at what some of those values are.

Gum disease screening
One of the biggest benefits of coming in to see our professionals at Morrison Dental Group in Newport News, VA, and Hampton Roads, VA, regularly is the fact that you’ll be screened for gum disease. This is a serious problem you don’t want to let linger, and the staff here can spot if before it becomes a big issue.

Spotting Cavities
Another great benefit to regular dental visits is the fact that our staff can help spot cavities before they form, or before they get big enough to threaten the integrity of the rest of your teeth. If that sounds too good to be true, it’s not. Between dental x-rays and being trained to spot these types of things, our staff can help out immensely in finding and spotting cavities before they’re a problem.

Cleaning you can’t do
Lastly, when you come in for a regular checkup, you will have your teeth planed and scaled. This is the process of removing hardened plaque – called tartar – from around your gum line. You can’t do this type of cleaning on your own, as it requires special training. Removing tartar helps eliminate the possibility for gum disease later on in life.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today at 757-874-5511. Our team here in Newport News, VA, and Hampton Roads, VA, will be more than happy to help you with your dental care today!