When you’re young, it’s easy to shrug off health concerns as a problem you don’t have to worry about until later in life. Hey, we get it.

But, the reality is failing to keep parts of your body healthy (like your teeth) can have serious consequences down the line. So what can you do to ensure you stay healthy?

Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to give you the top 5 reasons why you need to get a regular dental checkup! Let’s get started!

1. Dental Checkups Prevent Bad Habits From Forming
One reason to get a regular dental checkup is that we can help notice and put the kibosh on any bad habits you’ve formed that are hurting your teeth. For example, do you love crunching on ice? Try to keep that to a minimum then, because your teeth aren’t designed to crush something as hard as ice and will suffer damage over time.

We can even help point out habits you’re not aware of, like grinding your teeth at night. If this is the case, you can get a special mouthguard to wear while you sleep to prevent your teeth from wearing themselves down.

2. Get Your Teeth Scanned With X-Rays
Another perk of regular dental visits with us — we perform digital scans and x-rays of your teeth. These x-rays will help reveal potential problems with your teeth that can’t be seen with the naked eye, like damage to your jawbone or growing teeth getting blocked by something in your mouth. From there, we can take steps together to make sure the problems don’t get worse.

3. A Smile That Shines
Want a smile that dazzles and impresses? Then make sure you’re going to your routine dental checkup so we can clean all the plaque and tartar off your teeth to keep them clean and healthy!

By removing this plaque, we can work to keep your teeth cavity-free. This is because plaque traps acids against your teeth, which eats through the enamel protecting your teeth and causes cavities.

4. Say No to Mouth Cancer
Oral cancer is one of the worst afflictions your mouth could face, and we know how to identify the symptoms and get it treated before it builds into a full-fledged problem. All it takes is a special 2-minute test, and mouth cancer is easy to treat as long as it’s caught early.

5. Time to Check Your Lymph Nodes
Finally, when you visit us, we can make sure your nodes aren’t inflamed or swollen. Even nodes that aren’t causing you physical damage can show signs of illness that we can notice, preventing a bad problem from getting worse.

So now that you know the top 5 reasons to schedule a regular dental checkup, what are you still waiting for? Doors open August 1st, so book a checkup now and be one of the first to experience Northside Dental Co.!