Preventative Dentistry can Save Your Life

You know that seeing your dentist is important and helps keep your mouth healthy and clean, but did you know that getting regular dental exam is the most important procedure against oral cancer? Your dentist is doing a lot more than just checking up on your smile and cavities. Preventative dentistry can detect oral cancer, early signs of gum disease, and other major health problems. All in all, preventative dentistry could just save your life.

What are Preventive Dentistry Services at our office? Learn more HERE.

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The Test of Time with Preventative Dentistry

Your smile was meant to last a lifetime. That’s why it’s so important to take care of your teeth, so they can function well and last as long as they’re supposed to. Ultimately, the best thing you can do for your teeth’s durability is seeing your dentist for regular dental exams and cleanings.

According to the Oral Health Foundation,

“Dental appointments shouldn’t just be made when you have a problem that needs to be addressed. Prevention is always better than needing a cure and there are plenty more reasons why it’s important to maintain regular visits to your local dental practice.”

Some of these reasons include:

  • Prevention of plaque, tartar, and decay
  • Helps keep gum disease away
  • Checking for oral cancer and other health issues
  • Getting advice on your specific needs/oral health goals

Preventative dentistry focuses on dental care practices, good oral health, and early detection – which is what’s happening during your routine dental exams. So, your dentist and hygienist may talk with you about what steps to take to avoid cavities, tooth decay, best oral health practices to incorporate into your daily routine, and so on.

Oral Cancer Screenings

When your dentist does an oral cancer screening, they’re looking for abnormalities in the mouth tissue. This can be pimples, lumps, patches that are rough, or teeth placement changes. This is done both visually and by feeling around the mouth. Your dental exam is the first step in diagnosing and detecting oral cancer in its very early stages is critical because each year, over 7,500 deaths are caused by oral cancer.

The screening will be painless and easy, and it could be the difference of early detection or not. If something looks like it may be oral cancer, your dentist may suggest a biopsy of some tissue. Early detection can significantly increase the chances for a full recovery and can make treatment easier as well.

Detect Oral Cancer: Learn more about Detecting Oral Cancer Early.

Your mouth is the gateway to your entire body and its health determines your overall health. We believe that brushing, flossing, and regular dental exams are key to a beautiful smile and a happy, healthy you!

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Oral Cancer Awareness: Early Detection is Critical

Early detection is critical in overcoming oral cancer of all types. Most of these diseases can be caught early with regular dental exams that include an oral cancer screening and self-directed oral examinations. Although there are factors that can increase your chance of developing oral cancer, it is a disease that can affect anyone. At Adams Dental Group, we’re ready to help you with your oral health needs during Oral Cancer Awareness Month or any other time.

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Making a Difference One Dental Exam at a Time

Regular dental exams and cleaning is wonderful preventative care and can help diagnose and detect oral cancer and gum disease early. Although you may be brushing and flossing really well at home, tartar and plaque is impossible to remove with regular brushing and flossing, and can build-up over time. Dentists are able to use specific tools to remove that plaque and tartar, keeping our mouth cleaner and our chances of other complications much lower.

We are excited to let you know that we are now offering our very own affordable dental membership plan that covers all your preventative care and gives you discounts on other procedures. It is a simple and budget-friendly dental plan offered directly from our practice — so you can access the care you want and deserve, for less. Learn more: Get Affordable Dental Care with our Affordable Membership Plan

Local dentist, Travis A. Roberts and his experienced, friendly team at Adams Dental Group offer affordable family dentistry and gentle dental care in the Kansas City, KS area. We have two locations that are conveniently located and offer appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At Adams Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from family and general dentistry to specialty procedures, including dental implants, dentures, endodontic or root canal treatment, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Call us at our West location (913) 296-8030 or our East location (913) 621-3113 to schedule an appointment.

April 12th, 2022

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