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A regular dental checkup consists of having your teeth cleaned, x-rays taken to ensure there aren’t any cavities and advice given on your brushing and flossing habits.

Aside from the x-rays, what can’t you do on your own at home? This is a common thought process we encounter a lot, but the truth is that you need regular dental checkups if you want to lessen the potential for serious oral health issues down the road.

So take a moment to read through the reasons Dr. Sellers, Dr. Platt, Dr. Lochtefeld, and Dr. Lochtefeld and the staff at Dayton Comprehensive Dentistry recommend regular dental checkups.

Cleanings
As great as your at-home cleaning routine can be, there’s a level of depth to a cleaning in our offices that you just can’t reach at home. From scaling and planing, to X-rays for cavities and ensuring your gums are healthy, there are so many aspects of an in-office cleaning that you need to make sure you’re keeping great oral health habits.

Monitoring problems
If you have some spots in your mouth where a cavity might form, or where you end up with more plaque buildup, then our dentists can watch those areas and monitor for problems. This helps you stay ahead of the game, and gives the meaning to the phrase, preventative maintenance.

You’ll also be able to make sure that any other serious problems are taken care of – like gum disease screenings. In short, there are just too many things you can’t do at home to thoroughly clean your teeth. That’s why we want to see you every six months.

If you need to schedule your next checkup, call us today at (937) 253-3601 with locations in Springboro, Dayton, and Kettering, Ohio.