You want to make the most of the summer of 2021, especially after last year. If you are like most of us, you had to cancel some plans or miss out on some of your favorite sunny weather activities.
This year, things are looking up. Before you take that vacation or plan that backyard get-together, schedule a dental checkup at Family Dental of Spokane Valley. As much as you want to share your smile — in person — with family and friends, you don’t want a dental health issue to interfere with your plans.
Today is the day to re-establish your oral care routine. That should include regular dental visits. If you haven’t already done so, make your appointment now. Call 509-850-3217 to schedule your next or your first visit to our Spokane Valley, WA dental office.
Get Back to Basics
We are hopeful that you kept up your daily oral hygiene routine throughout the past year. Daily brushing and flossing are a fundamental part of protecting your smile and avoiding cavities and gum disease.
At the same time, none of us are perfect. Some days you probably brushed more effectively than others. And based on surveys, a lot of people don’t floss as often as the American Dental Association recommends.
This is why the ADA also strongly encourages everyone to get professional dental cleanings and exams. Visiting our office a few times each year can help you avoid serious oral health problems.
The first benefit is preventive care. You will have plaque and tartar removed from your teeth when you receive a professional cleaning. Since that can lead to cavities and gum disease, taking away those risk factors reduces your risk of the consequences.
The second benefit is catching problems early. As much as we want you to be free from tooth decay and gum disease, statistics suggest that you probably will deal with them in time. When that happens, it is better to find them in the early stages. That makes your treatment easier and more effective. Think of it this way: Would you rather have a filling now or a root canal later? Would you rather receive periodontal treatment today or missing teeth tomorrow?
Ease Into Your Return
Whether it’s been more than a year or decades since your last appointment, you are welcome to come see us soon. Our team is committed to keeping you comfortable during your visits.
To make your return easier, we have invested in patient-friendly technology. Digital X-rays and 3D imaging allows us to diagnose problems more effectively. Dental lasers improve the effectiveness of gum disease treatments. You recover more quickly with laser treatments as well.
Our hours also make it easier to fit an appointment into your schedule. We open as early as 7 a.m. and stay open as late as 7 p.m.
Last by not least, you will be cared for by dental professionals with decades of experience. We have helped people with anxiety about general care and about specific procedures. Our skill, knowledge, and dental sedation can give you assurance that your visits with be as painless as possible.