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When’s the last time you visited your dentist? Did you know that you should visit your dentist once every six months for a routine cleaning and checkup? However, had you heard that skipping these appointments could lead to serious issues.

As you may know, we’ll be able to clean your teeth more effectively than you can at home, which can help you avoid a number of serious problems. Of course, during these appointments, we’ll also search your teeth for signs of trouble.

Luckily, we may be able to help you catch the early symptoms of gum disease. If we recognize these problems before they become too serious, you could ultimately save time and money. Similarly, we’ll inspect your teeth for signs of oral cancer, which could be a lump or discolored portion of your mouth.

Finally, our team will also inspect your mouth for signs of tooth decay. Sadly, tooth decay may be more common than you’d expect, and could also become much more serious if left unaddressed. If tooth decay isn’t treated quickly, it can spread. Ultimately, this can lead to problems such as root canal therapy or a tooth extraction.

If you’re hoping to learn more about any of these issues, or have more questions about these regular checkups, please feel free to give Brighter Smiles Family Dental a call at 717-274-5613. We’ll be happy to address any questions you have and Dr. Jing Yang will gladly offer you personalized advice. We’re excited to receive your call.