Benefits of Regular Dental Visits

Taking proper care of your teeth and gums is the best way to ensure your smile stays healthy and radiant for life. Along with practicing good oral hygiene at home, regular visits to the dentist are a key part of preventing common dental problems from developing, including cavities and gum disease, and protecting your overall health. At Mayfaire Family Dentistry, we want to show you how comfortable and beneficial visiting the dentist can be. Here’s what you should know before scheduling your next regular dental check-up.

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Why Do People Need to Go to the Dentist?

Going to the dentist when you experience a toothache or another dental emergency is important. Still, it’s certainly not the only time you should have your teeth cared for by dental professionals, children and adults should have a dental exam and cleaning every six months. Doing so is essential in preventing various dental diseases and treating minor oral health concerns before they progress. While your teeth may look healthy and beautiful, a closer look from a trained dental hygienist is the best option to maintain oral health.

What Will a Dental Visit Look Like at Mayfaire Family Dentistry?

Routine dental visits at Mayfaire Family Dentistry couldn’t be easier. We pride ourselves on providing a safe, relaxing environment so that each patient feels comfortable when visiting our office. In most cases, preventative dental appointments take about one hour and consist of two parts: a dental exam and a regular cleaning. Here’s what you can expect to take place during your appointment:


  • A dental assistant will take X-rays of your mouth to show our dental hygienist what’s happening beneath the surface of your teeth. This process is quick and painless.
  • Dr. Overton will carefully examine your teeth, gum line, and the inside of your mouth for signs of dental problems, including tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.
  • If he notices anything concerning, he will create an individualized treatment plan to restore the well-being of your smile.
  • Once your exam is complete, a dental hygienist will perform a professional dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup from the surface of your teeth. This will help protect your teeth until your next six-month checkup.
  • What Are the Benefits of Regular Dental Visits?

    It is no question that regular dental appointments can bring many oral health benefits to people of all ages. These include:


    • Identifying dental problems early which can often make treatment smoother, faster, and more affordable
    • Preventing oral health problems from developing in the first place or catching a disease within its early stages
    • Preventing bad breath
    • Improving overall oral health
    • Improving long-term health, since your oral health can directly affect other systems in your body, including your heart.
    • Staying up-to-date on the best practices for maintaining a healthy smile

Visit Mayfaire Dental for Your Next Dental Checkup

It’s common for people to avoid going to the dentist because of dental anxiety, especially if it’s been a long time since their last routine dental check-up. At Mayfaire Family Dentistry, our trusted dental team is eager to provide compassionate, judgment-free dental care to each patient and maintain good oral health. If it’s been a while since you’ve had your teeth professionally examined or cleaned, you don’t have to put it off any longer. Contact us today to schedule your next routine dental checkup with Dr. Overton and our team. Let us give you a reason to smile!