John D. Luker, DDS
997 Clocktower Drive
Springfield, Illinois 62704
(217) 546-8330



By Luker Dental Care
August 27, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Visits  

Dental VisitVisiting the dentist should never feel like a chore. However, for many people, it is just that, whether due to lack of time in their schedule, a fear of the dentist, or various other reasons. Understanding what makes routine dental visits important and how often you should commit to going can help you get the dental care you need. Find out more about when you should see your dentist and why with Dr. John Luker at Luker Dental Care in Springfield, IL.

What can I expect at a routine dental appointment? 
During your visit to your dentist’s office, you will begin with an overall examination to visually inspect your teeth, oral tissues, tongue, jaw, and neck. If your dentist sees something questionable, he may suggest a small procedure like a filling, which will usually take place during your visit. More invasive procedures may need to take place at a separate appointment. After your examination with the dentist, a dental hygienist will use special tools to thoroughly clean your teeth and remove any plaque or tartar buildup.

How often should I see my dentist? 
Dentists usually follow the American Dental Association’s recommendation of seeing your dentist at least twice a year. These biannual visits will give you the chance to take care of issues like teeth decay and gum disease before they have time to advance and become a serious dental issue. Additionally, regular cleanings stop teeth decay before it starts by removing decay-causing plaque and tartar before it has a chance to begin eating its way into the tooth.

Regular Dental Examinations and Cleanings in Springfield, IL
Seeing your dentist twice a year is only half of a strong oral care routine. At home, you should always brush twice a day and floss at least once. Flossing reaches the parts of your smile your toothbrush’s bristles simply cannot, ensuring that you remove as much plaque as possible from between your teeth and underneath your gums.

For more information on dental examinations and cleanings, please contact Dr. Luker at Luker Dental Care in Springfield, IL. Call (217) 546-8330 to schedule your appointment today!