You Care for Your Car – What About Your Smile?

Car-Oil-Change-St-Charles-MO-Cosmetic-DentistYour car requires regular preventative maintenance to remain in prime operating condition. Your smile needs – and deserves – the same care! By changing the oil in your car and maintaining proper tire pressure, among other preventive services, you help ensure that it will get you where you need to go. It’s no different with your oral health. Attending regular checkups and dental cleanings at the St. Charles MO dental office of Dr. Jeffrey Smith, you can keep dental problems from stopping you in your tracks.

Prioritize Prevention

Simply put, nothing beats prevention. It may seem like a hassle to take time out of your busy schedule for a dental visit, especially when your teeth and gums feel fine. But a checkup and cleaning at your St. Charles dentist’s office takes less time than the visits required to resolve problems that occur as a result of postponing dental care. Not attending regular dental checkups is like ignoring the Check Engine light on your car. Doing so can result in costly, time-consuming repairs. A little effort up front can pay off big down the road.

A Comprehensive Check

Just like a mechanic checks all of the components of a car’s engine, Dr. Smith will evaluate every aspect of your smile. Teeth, gums, soft tissues, and jaw joints receive a thorough inspection to determine whether any problems or precursors to problems exist. Diagnostic X-rays are useful to identify issues with your smile’s underlying structure and to spot cavities that can’t been seen with the unaided eye. An oral cancer check is a preventive measure that could prove life saving, and an evaluation of your gum health can help promote good whole-body well-being.

Professional Dental Cleaning

Our hygienist will gently, yet effectively, clean plaque from your teeth to reduce your risk of gum disease and promote good gum health. Fluoride applied to teeth helps strengthen weak spots and guards against cavities. Most patients require twice yearly professional dental cleanings; the doctor will let you know if you require more frequent sessions.

Get More Mileage out of Your Smile!

Keep your smile in good running order. Schedule an exam with St. Charles MO dentist Dr. Smith today.