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Have you ever heard that you should visit your dentist once every six months? While these cleanings may not seem like the highest priority—especially if you have school, work, or family—they are actually extremely important. Furthermore, would you be surprised to learn that visiting your dentist could actually be a way to save money?

During these cleanings, our dentist will examine your smile for signs of trouble. If we find any issues, we’ll gladly offer you the personalized advice you need. For example, would you be surprised to learn that many people have gum disease and don’t realize it? While this may not seem like a serious problem, did you know that gum disease can become worse with time? In fact, if you have untreated gum disease, you may have frequent bad breath, experience sensitive teeth, and even lose teeth. Our dentist will also remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, which can help you avoid tooth decay.

By visiting our dentist, you could be benefiting your overall health. The health of your mouth is actually connected to your overall health. For example, did you know that you can estimate the amount of plaque in your arteries by the amount of plaque you have in your mouth? Our team can also help you diagnose oral cancer—which is far easier to treat if caught in its early stages.

If you’re able to catch these issues before they become too severe our team can treat them before they become too serious. If you’d like to learn more or are interested in scheduling an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Kenneth Lewis, we invite you to contact Lewis Family Dentistry a call at (910) 488.0518. We’ll gladly answer any question you have and offer you any personalized advice you need. We’re excited to hear from you soon!