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The Importance of Preventive Dental Care

At Valley Dental Health, our doctors provide high-quality dental services including offering routine preventative care in our Baltimore dentist office. Preventative dentistry services include dental cleanings, exams, and x-rays that are necessary for the long-term wellbeing of your smile. With the holidays coming up just around the corner, it’s important to remember to schedule your last dental cleaning of the year. Here are three reasons not to skip your dental cleanings:

Plaque & Tartar Buildup

Plaque and tartar buildup can accumulate on your teeth the longer you go between having your teeth cleaned. During your biannual dental cleanings, one of our excellent dental hygienists will remove any plaque or tartar buildup threatening the health of your smile. Plaque and tartar buildup is caused by food residues hardening on your teeth between meals. This buildup contains bacteria that may begin to eat away at your healthy soft and hard tissues if left untreated. Patients with a lot of plaque and tartar buildup may experience tooth decay or gum disease. By attending your biannual dental cleanings, you will reduce your risk of experiencing dental concerns associated with plaque and tartar buildup.

Dental Concerns Get Worse Over Time

Many dental concerns do not cause noticeable symptoms until they have already progressed to an advanced stage. If we can catch dental issues early, it is more likely that our dentists will be able to offer you conservative treatment options. Following your dental cleaning, your preventative care appointments include consultations with one of our top Baltimore cosmetic dentists. Either Dr. Ashley Izadi or Dr. Roham Rafat will meet with you to examine your smile and discuss any dental concerns noted during your appointment. Our goal is to catch minor issues before they develop into major dental concerns. We will offer you the treatment options you need to restore your smile and maintain your best dental health.

Use It Or Lose It

You work hard for your dental insurance benefits. Often, patients’ biannual dental cleanings and exams are covered under preventative care for most insurances. It’s important to use these benefits before the end of the year. Otherwise, they do not roll over and cannot be applied next year. We participate with most major dental insurance PPO plans, and we will submit your dental claim to all dental insurance companies on your behalf. Our staff will complete the necessary paperwork and electronically file your claim. Schedule your final dental cleaning of the year with our Baltimore dentist office today. We look forward to seeing you soon.