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When To Get A Dental Check-up

Mouth CareGateway Dental Care in Pleasanton, California, provides comprehensive care for your entire family. Routine dental check-ups that include a thorough oral health exam, are the best way to stay on top of your dental health, but sometimes unexpected dental issues come up between visits.

Early Detection Is Key

But what about the other dental conditions that flare up due to improper oral hygiene? If you’re not visiting the dentist on a regular basis for check-ups, minor problems can become major problems if they’re not caught in the early stages. When you visit Gateway Dental Care in Pleasanton for regular dental exams, our dentist will have the best chance at catching a variety of dental problems, from small cavities to early detection of oral cancer.

Other dental problems that are best if caught early include:

  • Toothaches
  • Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease)
  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Cracked Teeth
  • Grinding Teeth

Prevent Dental Issues

Another good reason to get regular checkups is to prevent many of the problems that arise when you’re not taking proper care of your teeth. If you’re accidentally missing the same area of your teeth every time you brush, your hygienist or dentist will be able to see which areas you’re missing. They’ll also be able to give you advice on how to change your brushing habits to improve your technique. If you have dry mouth, or your tongue is feeling a little pasty, your dental professional may recommend that you switch mouthwashes or cut back on use. If you don’t visit your dental office on a regular basis, you may end up getting unnecessary cavities or develop annoying conditions, like dry mouth, that could have been avoided, or lessened, by regular consultations with your dentist.

We’re Here to Help

At Gateway Dental Care, we’re always ready to work with you to schedule regular checkups. We’re here to help you take great care of your teeth and prevent future problems by careful brushing and flossing. If you need a refresher course on the best way to floss or brush, don’t hesitate to ask us. We love showing our patients the best way to optimal dental health. If your children need some gentle reminders about good dental hygiene, we’re always happy to provide that, too.

Contact Us Today

If you’re the type of person who gets nervous visiting the dentist, then you should call Gateway Dental Care in Pleasanton, California. Our staff is friendly, our dentist is gentle, and we treat each of our patients with the utmost care. All exams, X-rays, and extractions are done right here in our office. We can offer you peace of mind with regular dental checkups or attend to an immediate dental issue that you’re experiencing. Please call us today with any questions or to schedule a dental exam.