Even if you’re a diligent brusher and flosser, there are still some areas of your mouth that you might not be able to reach. That’s where your routine dental checkups and cleanings come in. Not only can a hygienist remove accumulated plaque, but your dentist in Mesa, AZ will check for any small issues before they snowball into a full-fledged dental emergency. For example, if you have a tiny cavity now, it can be treated with a filling now, rather than a root canal or tooth extraction later on.
Getting regular exercise is healthy, but dental injuries certainly are not. If you’re playing a high-contact sport or even a solo sport where there’s a chance of impact to your mouth, it couldn’t hurt to wear a mouthguard. Breaking or knocking out a tooth can not only hurt, but it can also be expensive to treat. Ask our dentists about a custom-made mouthguard designed to fit you comfortably and provide maximum protection.