Dr. Bruce Matthews, DDS

Why It's Important Not to Miss Your Dental Cleaning and Checkup in Willmington

June 3, 2020
Posted By: Bruce Matthews DDS, PA, Staff
Patient pointing at her smile during dental exam in Wilmington DE

Protecting your dental health helps you to guard your overall well-being. There has never been a more critical time to look out for your overall health than now.

As we welcome our patients back into our Wilmington, DE dental office, we want to remind you that your routine dental cleanings and checkups are essential. Protecting your dental health can help you avoid more significant health concerns, as well as more time in the dental chair.

Dental Health and Your Overall Health

Your preventive dental cleanings and checkups are your best defense against problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Science has shown us that the bacteria that cause gum disease play an integral role in contributing to other health concerns like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, complications during pregnancy, and even dementia.

During your routine checkup, your dental team screens you for concerns like gum disease; and during your cleaning, your hygienist removes the extra plaque buildup that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Having your cleaning and checkup biannually ensures that you are protecting both your general health and your dental health.

Protecting Your Smile

Regular dental cleanings and checkups in Wilmington not only protect your health but also one of your best assets, which is your smile. When you visit your dentist consistently every six months for cleanings and checkups, you can often avoid problems like tooth decay and cavities that result in the need for treatment like dental fillings and crowns.

Healthy teeth allow you to enjoy all the foods you love comfortably and feel confident about sharing your smile with the world.

Safety First at Our Wilmington Dental Office

In light of our "new normal" with COVID-19, it is natural to feel a little nervous about returning to your dentist for your cleaning and checkup. At Bruce E. Matthews DDS, PA, we have increased our usually stringent protective measures and sterilizing protocols to ensure the safety of our patients and staff members.

We encourage you to contact us today at (302) 475-9220 not only to schedule your next dental appointment but also to learn more about the steps we are taking to protect you.

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