Aaron M. Schertzer DDS PC

5445 Telegraph Road
Saint Louis, Missouri 63129
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By Advanced Dental Arts
July 24, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Preventive Care  

You might wonder why you need to see your dentist for checkups every six months, especially if you've been diligent about brushing and preventative dentistryflossing at home. While daily oral hygiene is essential, making the time to schedule a twice-yearly appointment at Advanced Dental Arts with Dr. Aaron Schertzer, your family dentist in Oakville, MO, is what keeps your dental health at its best. Learn the benefits of preventative dental care in this post.

Early intervention

By visiting your Oakville family dentist twice yearly, problems such as gum disease and cavities are often caught and diagnosed right away. Treatment is usually quicker, easier and less expensive - as we'll discuss below - than it would be if you waited until something became painful or noticeable. This is especially true with oral cancer; in its earliest stages, this type of malignancy is very treatable. But it's often symptomless until it's become advanced, which is why a checkup with Dr. Schertzer is so important. A brief examination can quickly detect the presence of precancerous lesions which can be managed effectively.

Lower cost

It might seem like a blow to your bank account to pay for an examination, cleaning, and X-rays twice a year, especially if you have several people in your household. However, preventative care is almost always cheaper than the cost of managing a dental issue that's gone several months or years without treatment. Staying current on checkups with your Oakville family dentist will likely save you a lot of money in the long run!

If you think your charts at Advanced Dental Arts in Oakville, MO, might need some updating, contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Schertzer! We're also accepting new patients, so if your family needs a one-stop shop for their dental needs, we're happy to help!

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