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While it may not be your favorite activity in the world, you do need to make sure that you don’t make a habit out of skipping your routine dental checkups with your dentist at our office here in Chesapeake, Virginia. Routine exams are one of the best ways to help keep your oral health in tip-top shape, and without them, you’re putting yourself at risk for serious complications.

Let’s look at a few specific reasons why you need to visit Crossroads Dental every six months.

Prevents cavities

When a cavity begins to form in one of your teeth, it’s often so small that you can’t even recognize it’s there. However, when you come into our office, we’ll X-ray your teeth and be able to detect these problems far earlier than you can. This helps stop cavities before they get too big, which really stops tooth decay and other oral health problems right in their tracks.

Cleans what you can’t

A routine exam also cleans tartar from your teeth. Tartar is hardened plaque, and you can’t remove it on your own at home. However, our team here is exceptionally skilled at tartar removal and can get it off your teeth before it has the chance to cause gingivitis or other oral health problems.

Routine exams are an important aspect of your oral health. If you skip them, you’re skipping out on the opportunity to have the best oral health possible. If you need to schedule an appointment, call us today at 757-541-2168.