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You may already know that visiting a dentist is wise if you are experiencing symptoms like pain, inflamed or bleeding gums, or tooth sensitivity to hot and cold. We also recommend visiting us if you have a dental emergency, such as a cracked or fractured tooth. Still, have you ever been told that it’s still important for you to visit your dentist regularly, even if your gums and teeth look and feel great?

One of the most important reasons for these visits is that they offer our team a chance to clean your pearly whites more thoroughly than you can alone. You see, if you miss a part of your smile regularly, tartar could have formed. This could eventually lead to gum disease and other issues. Furthermore, even if you notice that tartar has formed on your teeth, you should not try to remove it yourself or you could damage your teeth and gums. Our team can remove tartar safely and give you personalized advice about cleaning your teeth.

We’ll also assess your mouth for other issues that you may not be able to see or notice on your own. For instance, gum disease can be hard to recognize by yourself, but we’re trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of this problem. Similarly, many people suffer from tooth decay but don’t know it. If these issues are not addressed quickly, you could have to deal with tooth loss. We’ll also examine your teeth and gums for signs of oral cancer.

Finally, our dentists, Dr. Thomas Waite and Dr. David Trebisovsky will be happy to address any concerns you may have. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of a routine checkup in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with our team at Sandpiper Dental, please feel free to call us at 763-561-7000. We look forward to meeting with you soon!