The Importance of Regular Visits

We understand that day-to-day life can very hectic.  Between, work, family, and social commitments, it’s tough to make that extra effort to care for your dental health. At Dr. Gotamco’s Office, we want to make your regular dental visit a relaxing and positive experience.

Regular dental care is important. We can detect tooth decay early, which can save time, money, and you teeth! Even if you thoroughly brush and clean between your teeth each day, your teeth need professional cleanings at the dental office.  Professional cleaning helps removes stains, plaque, and tartar from your teeth to keep your smile bright. It also helps prevent periodontal (gum) disease.

Periodontal disease affects the tissues and bones that support teeth. Left untreated, sever periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss. In addition, research suggests that there may be a link between severe periodontal disease and other health problems such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke and increased risk of pregnancy-related problems.  Although it’s not clear if treating oral disease will improve specific health problems, we do know that oral health is important for overall health and vice versa.

At your dental appointment, we check the health of your gums to ensure that all is well. Some diseases or medical conditions, such as oral cancer, vitamin deficiencies, and hormonal irregularities, have warning signs that can appear in the mouth.  By identifying changes in your mouth, we can help detect health problems at an early stage when they can be treated most successfully. Regular dental visits are also important for denture wearers to ensure a proper fit.

Please give us a call at (209) 473-8884 to schedule your examination and cleaning appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon.