Why You Should Schedule Your Next Dentist Appointment

improve your gum health birmingham alMany of our patients have canceled or postponed their preventative dentistry appointments due to the coronavirus pandemic. At this time, we are open to seeing all patients both new and existing. As your trusted dentist in Birmingham, AL, we want to assure you that you are in good hands when you visit Spink Dentistry. Here are some reasons why you should schedule your next preventative care dentist appointment:

Dental Concerns only get worse over time

Unfortunately, when you postpone necessary dental care, your dental concerns only get worse over time. Left untreated, many minor dental concerns can result in major dental damages. For example, if you’ve noticed that your teeth and gums bleed during or after brushing your teeth, this is a sign of developing gum disease. In its early stages, gum disease is treatable by a thorough dental cleaning performed by a trained dentist. However, when left untreated, it quickly develops into a soft tissue infection that leads to receding gums and even tooth loss. Because many dental concerns do not start showing noticeable symptoms until later on, it’s important to schedule a preventative appointment so that your trusted dentist can keep a close eye on your dental health and treat smaller issues before they get the chance to become larger problems.

Preventative Care saves time and money

We recommend scheduling a preventative care appointment at least once every six months. When you visit our dentist office in Vestavia Hills, you will receive a comprehensive dental cleaning and examination. If we see signs of instability, we can help you avoid bigger problems down the road with conservative treatment options and techniques to maintain your oral health at home. This is much more efficient and cost-effective than waiting for dental damages to occur before seeing a dentist. Dental damages often require restorative dentistry treatment plans which can be expensive and require multiple trips to the dentist’s office. While we are happy to provide these services for you if you need them, we know many of our patients would prefer dental cleanings over more invasive treatment.

Patient Safety is our priority

Our office continues to prioritize patient safety as we always have. We will be following all CDC and state guidelines for patient safety and infection control. Our office team is trained on the latest procedures and ready to welcome back patients. We look forward to addressing your dental health needs and greatly appreciate your loyalty and trust. Please contact us with any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you soon.