The year 2016 affords you with a rare opportunity. As this year is a leap year, you’ll have an extra 24 hours to get caught up on things that often get overlooked. How will you spend your extra day?

You could try and get caught up on paperwork, maybe get a jump on filing your taxes. Or you could spend the day doing something fun, like heading to Detroit and taking in a Coney dog or three. But what if you spend the day doing something to better the health of you and your family?

Your family’s health is of the utmost importance. Although you always remember to take your children to the pediatrician, it might be easier to overlook a trip to the dentist’s office. It’s too easy to just think, “Well, their baby teeth will be replaced anyway.”

But much of a person’s smile is shaped by their childhood dental health. If a child’s baby teeth aren’t kept healthy, it can affect the way their permanent teeth grow in. This can lead to problems with cavities, decay, and alignment later in life.

Dental health is important for every member of the family. That’s why we take great pride in treating every member of your family at Plymouth Dentistry in Plymouth, MI.

But if it’s been awhile since you visited the dentist, or if your children have never visited the dentist, it can all be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’re going to use today’s blog post to let you know three things you can expect during a routine appointment at our comfortable and modern office.

1. We Value Your Time

Sure, 2016 does have an extra day. But you’re a busy person and don’t have much time to waste. We understand that. So we make routine appointments as quick and convenient as possible so you can fit them into your busy schedule.

When you make the first phone call to our office, we’ll take your name and phone number and schedule an appointment at a time that works for you. The first phone call only takes a couple of minutes, so you don’t have to worry about spending hours on hold.

Once you come into our office, there’s some quick paperwork to complete. (If you want to save some time, you can even fill it out before your appointment.) Once you’ve finished, we’ll show you around the office and answer any questions you may have. Then we’ll get to work taking care of your smile!

2. A Thorough Dental Exam Catches Issues Before They Become a Problem

During your first appointment, your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums for signs of decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and other ailments. X-rays of your teeth will be taken to check for signs of decay that are not yet visible, and your dentist may also use the DIAGNOdent laser decay detection system.

DIAGNOdent allows us to check for signs of cavities before they are even visible in an X-ray! That means we can treat many dental issues before they become expensive or troublesome issues. When you come to our office, your dental health is in good hands.

After your dental exam, you will have a personal consultation with your dentist regarding your dental health. Your dentist will discuss any issues he’s detected with your dental health and recommend a course of treatment. You can also discuss any goals you have for your smile, and your dentist can help you decide if cosmetic dentistry is right for you. If you’re missing any teeth, your dentist can advise you about how dental implant procedures can change your life.

3. Regular Dental Cleanings Reverse Gum Disease and Tooth Decay

Having your teeth cleaned is one of the most important aspects of a routine dentist appointment. Whenever you eat or drink a beverage, an acidic and yellowish film of bacteria known as plaque is left behind on your teeth. Plaque causes tooth decay and gum disease and can even harden into a substance known as tartar.

No matter how often you brush and floss, it’s impossible to remove all the plaque on your teeth without professional help. During a pain-free dental cleaning, a hygienist uses ultrasonic tools to remove deposits of plaque and tartar from your teeth.

A dental cleaning lessens your risk of cavities and can completely reverse the early stages of gum disease. Best of all, you’ll leave our office with a smile that feels fresh, clean, and happy.

Make An Appointment

At Plymouth Dentistry, we want to help every member of your family have a smile they love. Not only are we proud to be your home for Plymouth family dentistry, but we are also one of the leading providers of cosmetic dentistry in Michigan. Let us help you and your family! Call our office today at (734) 224-4359.