Smile and Whole-Health Benefits of Regular Dental Check-Ups

Bayberry Dental Care in Tinley Park IL - Posted 12/30/2022

While important, dental check-ups at Bayberry Dental in Tinley Park, Illinois, are about more than keeping your teeth healthy. Regular exams by our dentist, our Dr. , and cleanings by our skilled dental hygienists support your overall well-being.


Dental check-ups are scheduled at least once every six months or twice annually. Check-ups generally start with our hygienists using their special tools and training to clean the teeth and gumline. These professional cleanings, just one part of the dental check-up, are beneficial in many ways. They:

Remove surface stains to keep your teeth looking youthful and vibrant

Lift stubborn plaque build-up (tartar), which cannot be removed with standard toothbrushes

Promote fresh breath

Provide opportunities for hygienists to demonstrate effective cleaning techniques

Help to reduce the risk of developing tooth decay or gum disease, the leading causes of tooth loss

Promote a healthy heart and other systemic health benefits (conditions such as advanced gum disease are risk factors for cardiovascular disease, among other medical conditions)

During this visit, our Dr. will also examine your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues and structures. uses advanced diagnostic tools to detect what the human eye cannot see and aid in confirming a diagnosis. Often, early gum disease and tooth decay are not symptomatic. Patients think their teeth and gums are healthy. Yet, our Dr. may detect early enamel erosion or gum inflammation. She can then recommend prompt intervention to resolve conditions before irreparable damage. Remember: The damage may have already been done by the time you have a toothache or notice that your gums are bleeding. So, regular appointments are a great practice to maintain the health and beauty of your smile.

Be prepared to also discuss any changes to your overall health, such as new medications you are taking, during your check-up. Medications and the diseases they treat can affect the health of your mouth. Likewise, conditions such as advanced gum disease can make it harder to manage systemic diseases like diabetes. Additionally, our Dr. screens for oral cancers during these visits. The number of screenings scheduled each year depends on factors such as your age and if you smoke or use other products containing nicotine.

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