Why See A Dentist?

Your teeth are an important part of your body and keeping them clean helps keep your mouth and your body healthy. By taking care of your teeth, eating a balanced diet, and visiting the dentist regularly, you can have healthy teeth and an attractive smile throughout your entire life.

How often should I visit the dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends that you, and your child, visit the dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings; seeing you here every six months will ensure healthy dental hygiene.

What happens when I visit the dentist?

At your checkup, you will receive a thorough cleaning and an oral exam. During the oral exam, Dr. Duca checks the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, tongue, as well as head and neck. At each visit, he also checks old fillings and restorations because constant pressure from chewing, grinding, or clenching can cause them to wear away, chip, or crack.

So, you think your teeth are fine!

While you may not have pain, are you happy with how you look? A healthy smile should be one of your best eye-catching features. With dentistry’s many advances, you no longer have to settle for stained, chipped, missing, or misshapen teeth. Along with regular oral care and checkups, Dr. Duca offers many choices that can increase your confidence in your smile, including:

  • front signProfessional chair-side teeth whitening
  • Fillings that mimic the appearance of natural teeth
  • Tooth replacement

What should I look for when choosing a dentist?

You may wish to consider several dentists before making your decision. During your first visit, you should consider the following:

  • Is the appointment schedule convenient?
  • Is the office easy to get to and close by?
  • Does the office appear to be clean and orderly?
  • Was your medical and dental history recorded and placed in a
    permanent file?
  • Does the dentist explain techniques for good oral health?
  • Is information about cost presented to you before treatment is scheduled?
  • Is your dentist a member of the ADA (American Dental Association)?

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