Newport Beach Dental Checkup

The Importance Of Regular Dental Checkups

One of the most important things you can do for your dental health and overall health is to schedule regular dental checkups. If you are in the Newport Beach area, make an appointment to see Dr. Peter Smrecek at Smereck Dentistry.   We are a family dental office, and we strive to create a family-friendly environment for kids, adults, and seniors. Our goal is to provide a warm, welcoming space that helps our patients of all ages to feel comfortable coming in for regular dental checkups and cleanings.   If you do not have a dentist and are in the Newport Beach area, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our office. If you have not been to a dentist for a few years, you will never encounter any judgment or negative feedback from our staff; we are here to work with you to get back into a regular appointment schedule. In fact, about 34 percent of the people in the USA do not book regular dental appointments, which can create issues with tooth pain, early tooth loss, or untreated issues that become more complicated the longer they are left untreated. We are here to support those who make the choice to take an hour of their time and have a checkup.   When you are ready to schedule an appointment with Dr. Smrecek, give us a call at (949) 759-8606. Our staff can work with you to find an appointment time that works with your busy schedule.
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    Why Regular Dental Checkups Matter

    The more people care for their teeth and attend regular dental checkups, the lower the rate of adult tooth loss. The research on this is very clear. In a Gallop Poll study in 2014, the states with the highest rate of regular dental visits also had the lowest level of adult tooth loss.   West Virginia and Connecticut are two examples of this issue. In West Virginia, the Gallop Poll found that only 57% of adults visited the dentist in the prior year, with 37% of those adults experiencing tooth loss. In Connecticut, where 74% of adults went to the dentist in the past year, the adult tooth loss was just 9%.   In addition to reducing the rate of adult tooth loss, a regular dental checkup helps to identify problems with your dental health. Early detection of cavities, periodontal disease, infections, or damage to the teeth provides more options for saving the teeth and reducing the overall dental treatment cost.   Unfortunately, when people do not attend regular dental checkups, cavities, tooth decay and damage to the teeth can result in tooth pain. This often means time off of work, with the Centers for Disease Control reporting that over 164 million hours of work time are lost on an annual basis for tooth pain and dental health problems.   Rather than waiting for a dental emergency, schedule a regular dental checkup at Smrecek Dentistry. This not only saves you time, but it can potentially save you trying to manage tooth pain and costly dental procedures.  

    What to Expect

    At Smrecek Dentistry, we take great care to ensure our patients have a positive experience during their dental checkup and subsequent appointments. We know that some people have dental phobias, and we take the time to answer questions, explain any treatment recommendations, and manage all dental health issues to help our patients avoid any pain or discomfort.   Our checkup appointments include imaging of your teeth and gums, a checkup by our dentist, and complete teeth cleaning for a bright smile. If we find any areas of concern, we discuss treatment options and provide information on the procedure. In some cases, we may be able to complete the work at the time of your dental checkup.

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    Schedule Your Appointment

    We make it easy to schedule your dental appointment. Call us today at 949-759-8606. Our staff at the Newport Beach, CA, office is here to answer your questions and find a time that works for your schedule.

    The Benefits of Coming in Now

    At Peter T. Smrecek Jr. DDS Inc., we want you to visit our dentist office at the first sign of discomfort. If you have a slight toothache or irritation in your gums, you can schedule a dental exam. If there is a problem, we can correct it immediately, rather than allowing it to grow and spread. In many cases, we can help you to avoid experiencing any significant discomfort by simply removing the decayed area while it is still small. Otherwise, you may find yourself with a dental emergency as an untreated cavity spreads. Fortunately, we make it easy to schedule a dental checkup with our Newport Beach dentist office. All you need to do is call (949) 759-8606 to schedule an appointment. We will work within your schedule to ensure that you receive the care you need, when you need it.

    Why You Shouldn’t Wait for Dental Care

    While we understand that many people wait to seek dental care due to anxiety, time, or finances, we do not recommend it. Instead, we suggest that you schedule a dental exam at least once every six months, even if you are not experiencing any discomfort. Doing so will allow us to remove any plaque or bacteria that is on your teeth, ensure that you do not have any cavities that are forming, and prevent you from experiencing gum disease. Our goal is to treat you before you have any health issues, and a dental checkup allows us to do so. We welcome you to come in so that we can protect and improve your oral health.
    If you live in the Newport Beach area, call (949) 759-8606 to schedule your dental exam so that you can remain in good health or receive treatment for a current condition.
    Definition of Dental Terminology
    Cosmetic Dentistry
    Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.
    Decay
    Tooth decay is when the enamel of the tooth begins to decay and cause erosion from plaque and tartar on the teeth.
    Dental Caries
    Dental caries are also known as cavities and result from a lack of proper oral hygiene leaving plaque that forms tiny holes in the teeth.
    Dental Checkup
    A dental checkup is an appointment that involves cleaning the teeth, identifying any signs of infection and removing said signs of infection at least once every six months in the office.
    Dental Filling
    A dental filling involves restoring the structure of the tooth by using metal, alloy, porcelain or plastic to fill the tooth.
    Dental Prophylaxis
    A dental prophylaxis is a professional and detailed cleaning that involves the removal of plaque, calculus and stains from the teeth.
    Dental Sealants
    Dental sealants contain a resinous material that we apply to the chewing surfaces of the posterior teeth to prevent dental caries.
    Dentist
    A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.
    Gingivitis
    Gingivitis is the inflammation of gum tissue that results from plaque, other infections in the mouth and poor oral hygiene.
    Preventive Dentistry
    Preventive dentistry is the dentistry that focuses on maintaining oral health in order to prevent the spread of plaque, the formation of tartar and infections in the mouth.
    Tartar
    Tartar forms when plaque builds up on the surface of the teeth and calcifies into a hard surface that is much more difficult to remove and will require professional treatment.
    Tooth Enamel
    Tooth enamel is the protective visible outer surface of a tooth that contains the dentin and dental pulp.
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