Routine dental check-ups for healthy smiles in Quincy, MA
Most people know that one of the keys to a healthy smile is regular brushing and flossing at home. But did you know that routine dental check-ups are just as important? At the dental practice of Dr. Stephen Matarazzo, patients in the Quincy, MA area receive individualized preventive dental care to keep their smiles shining and disease-free.
Why are dental check-ups important?
For most patients, routine dental check-ups and cleanings are recommended every six months. But if your teeth are not in pain and your gums feel fine, it can be easy to skip these recommended visits, particularly when your schedule is booked with other commitments. However, these routine visits are an essential component of maintaining healthy teeth and gums for a number of reasons.
- Thorough teeth cleaning to remove hardened tartar – When you eat, plaque and bacteria grow from the leftover sugars and starches from food and beverages. Over time, plaque can harden into tartar, which contributes to tooth decay and gum disease and cannot be removed by brushing and flossing alone. During your hygiene visit, we gently remove these deposits from your teeth to give you a “clean slate” and maintain your oral wellness.
- Early detection of problems – During your comprehensive examination, Dr. Stephen Matarazzo uses his experience and the latest technologies to detect issues at their earliest stages, when they are easiest—and least costly—to treat.
- Discuss any concerns you have – Your routine cleaning and check-up is a great time to ask our dental professionals about any questions or concerns that you have about your teeth and gums. Whether it is seeing some “pink in the sink” when you’re brushing or you’d like to change the appearance of your smile, we are happy to discuss your concerns and options for treatment.
Experience the difference in dental care we provide
When it comes to dental care, Quincy area patients can trust Dr. Stephen Matarazzo and his entire team of dental professionals to treat them with a unique combination of expertise, skill, and compassion. To schedule an appointment for your dental check-up and professional cleaning, call us today at (617) 405-3939 or request an appointment online using our convenient online request feature.