Steps To Smile Protection And Early Detection: Who Sees It?

You hear over and over that early detection is so important for your oral health. You hear that when our team has the option to find the very start of a problem (for anything from decay to oral cancer), it’s so beneficial to you because it means very little damage has had time to occur and we can offer treatment. However, you wonder, how are you supposed to actually put yourself in a situation in which this detection is possible? If there are problems that occur without obvious symptoms, how can you know to come in to see us at our Virginia Beach, VA practice? We’ve got the simple answers you need (and they work every time).

Your Eyes First

Our patients know that the first line of defense for their oral health is themselves! However, we know that the details about symptoms (which don’t always show up) can be confusing. How are you supposed to know something is wrong if you cannot see it? Here are the two things you need to know when it comes to your participation in protecting your smile in regard to detecting concerns:

  • First, if you see something change or sense that something is different, call us for a visit
  • Whether everything seems fine or not, always come in for a dental appointment every single time six months pass and we will detect what you cannot see

Our Eyes Next

About that last detail: It’s true. If there’s a change brewing in your mouth that you have not yet been able to detect because you simply cannot see or feel it, we are the very next line of defense. When you’re keeping your dental checkups on the books twice a year, we are closely watching for any changes in your smile. So, if an oral health abnormality pops up, we can detect it often before you notice it because it’s so early in its development.

Finally, Advanced Imaging

You may wonder, if you can’t see a problem, how can we see it? In some cases, we are simply trained to detect changes you don’t recognize. In other cases, however, we rely on one more step to protect your oral health because sometimes, we cannot use our eyes alone either to find problems: We rely on advanced digital imaging to show us the details!

Learn All About Early Detection With Our Team

To find out more regarding how to offer your smile the best protection yet, give us a call! Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.