Importance Of Receiving Oral Hygiene Examinations

We are happy to treat your entire family for all of their oral health needs. When was the last time you visited our office for an oral hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been over six months, you are due for a visit. We recommend that our adult patients visit our office for a routine appointment every four to six months, depending on the state of their oral health and any dental conditions they have. Our teen and youth patients should visit every six months.

Are You Planning For Your Teeth When You Plan A Trip?

Do you have any travel plans this summer or early in the fall? We love hearing about the special places you visit with your family and friends. Although traveling is exciting, it’s important to plan for your oral health and continue to care for your teeth and gums while you are away. You might be surprised at the damage you can cause to your oral health if you do not plan well enough before you travel. Read on to learn more.

Stress And The Effect On Your Oral Health

Is your life highly stressful? We face many challenges on any given day, whether it is financial difficulty, family issues, an overload of work, or even traffic. Any of these issues can lead to an increased level of stress. You may be surprised to learn that your mouth can show signs that you are under stress. When you visit our office for an oral hygiene examination, there are warning signs that indicate your stress levels. The signs we are looking for include:

Why Do We Provide Oral Cancer Screenings?

At Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness, we are passionate about oral health. This is one of the reasons we recommend staying up to date with your routine oral hygiene examinations. During these appointments, we do more than just clean your teeth. We also thoroughly inspect them for signs of decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. Any of these issues can have serious and lasting effects if not diagnosed and treated in a timely fashion. Approximately more than 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Oral cancer can be located anywhere in the mouth, including the tongue, lips, cheeks, gums, and throat. The good news is that oral cancer is quite treatable.

Preparing Your Child For Their First Dental Visit

At Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness, we are happy to treat every member of your family. In fact, there is nothing more special than when a young person visits our office for their first dental visit. It is always exciting when a child reaches a new milestone in their life, and we feel a first dental visit is one of the best experiences. The child is learning about the importance of dental health from a young age. Once the first tooth emerges, or around the time of the child’s first birthday, it is time to visit the dentist for the first time. If you are reading this and realize your child has yet to visit the dentist, that is no problem at all because there is no time like the present to schedule an appointment.

Dental Health And Wellness Is Important

At Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness, we are passionate about helping our patients with their overall health and wellness. This is why we stress the importance of regular oral hygiene examination visits in our office for you and your family. Even if you clean your teeth perfectly and are passionate about your oral hygiene, routine visits are still necessary. During these appointments, we not only thoroughly clean the teeth and remove any lingering plaque and bacteria, but we also inspect for any signs of decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.

Gum Disease Awareness Month

At Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness, we believe in achieving optimal oral health and also in what dental wellness can do for your overall health as well. This is one of the reasons we are so passionate about our patients receiving routine oral care in our office. There is a link between oral health conditions and overall health. One example is gum disease. Since February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, we want to share some more information about this common disease and how a lack of treatment can cause great harm to your oral health as well as your overall health.