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We all have busy lives that often results in letting some things slide. Unfortunately, many people let dental checkups slip, resulting in negative long-term effects that become painful to them and damaging to their wallet. That is why having your dental checkup regularly can keep your smile healthy and in the best shape possible throughout your life.

Our dentist, Dr. David Smith at Smith & Stahr, P.S.C. in Lexington, Kentucky, cares about your oral health. That is why our dental office is happy to talk about the importance of your six-month dental checkup.

The foods we eat and drink can have a long-lasting effect on our oral health. The acids and sugars we consume in our everyday life can take a heavy toll on our smiles. Brushing and flossing can help reduce the damage that food can have on our teeth. However, despite our best efforts, plaque can linger and harden into tartar, which can only be removed by a dentist during your routine dental cleaning and checkup.

Dental checkups also give the dentist to the opportunity to look for other problems with your smile. For example, our team will look for cavities, gum disease, and even oral cancer during your six-month visit. By finding these conditions early, you can save yourself from situations like tooth loss, bleeding or weakening gums, and even bone loss in your jaw. Your oral health is vital to your body, which is why having it checked regularly can avoid dental damage down and keep your smile looking good for years to come.

If you have questions about your oral health, or if you need treatment for a problem with your smile, please call us today at 859.278.9391 to make an appointment. Our dental team is fully equipped to help you and give your smile the high-quality care and treatment it deserves.