Russo Dentistry is proud to help our patients in Raleigh, Cary, and the surrounding areas maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. Our friendly, experienced team is passionate about helping you take a proactive approach to your oral health. Regular dental checkups will keep your smile healthy for years to come.
In addition to twice-daily brushing and flossing, having a dental checkup every six months is the simplest way to stay on top of your oral health and stop potential problems in their tracks. During your visit, our hygienists will expertly clean and polish your teeth, as well as perform a thorough dental exam alongside Dr. Russo. The entire care team will be available to address any questions or concerns you might have about your dental health.
You might think of your regular dental checkups as a simple cleaning, but it’s so much more than that. They save you time, money, and may even save your life. The next time you’re tempted to skip one, keep these things in mind!
Give Your Gums Some Love
A sparkling smile is a confidence booster, but your teeth are only one piece of the puzzle. Tooth decay and loss is often caused by gum disease, which most Americans will develop at some point in their lifetime. Gum disease goes far beyond gingivitis – there are a number of gum diseases that can harm your health, including periodontitis. Among other things, periodontitis can lead to bad breath, abscesses, and tooth loss. Making sure you keep up with your regular dental visits can ensure that you catch gum disease before it has the opportunity to progress and cause serious problems.
Prevent Oral Cancer
Did you know that your regular checkups include a cancer exam? During your visit, Dr. Russo will check your head, neck, and mouth for lumps or other signs of cancer. He will also check your mouth for discoloration. Head, neck, and mouth cancers often go unnoticed until they have progressed to more severe stages, which make them especially deadly. As with any form of cancer, early detection saves lives. In the event that Dr. Russo notices a problem, we will do our best to help you get the care you need.
Keep Your Whole Body Healthy
Your oral health has a close relationship with your physical health. Certain diseases, like diabetes, can increase your risk of gum disease. At the same time, poor gum health can increase your risk of other diseases, including dementia and heart disease. Over one hundred diseases can show in your mouth, and a skilled professional can notice those signs before they’re showing up in other places on your body. No matter how you slice it, good oral health keeps your whole body healthy – and vice versa!
Dr. Russo and the team at Russo Dentistry want to be your partners in good health. There’s no time like the present to get started. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you feel your best!