There’s no better way to sustain your oral health than through routine dental care. If you want your smile to thrive, you need to invest in the care of your teeth and gums, both personally and professionally. That means maintaining a good oral hygiene routine at home and being faithful to schedule routine dental exams and cleanings. Regular dental care from White Sage Dentistry in Salem, Oregon, is the secret to long-term good oral health.
At White Sage Dentistry, a routine dental exam is anything but “routine.” Dr. Shruti Jadeja uses this time to assess your oral health to see if areas need improving. We’ll examine the state of your gums and teeth, check your bite, inspect your jaw alignment, check pre-existing dental work, and conduct an oral cancer screening test during your visit. If everything looks good, we’ll clean your teeth to remove surface stains, plaque, and tartar buildup and then polish your pearly whites to make them sparkle.
Routine dental exams give Dr. Jadeja a chance to:
If you never see your dentist until you develop a toothache or other dental issue, you risk compromising your oral health. Lack of dental cleanings can lead to plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth, hidden decay, and the onset of gum disease. You may not immediately feel the consequences of these problems, but over time, they can become major issues that derail your oral health. In contrast, you can enjoy a healthier, more vibrant smile by simply scheduling bi-annual dental visits.
Routine checkups alert your dentist of potential dangers to your oral health, both now and in the future. Many dental problems like decay and periodontal (gum) disease can be prevented through routine dental care. Gum disease, in particular, can be quite harmful as it’s easy to miss the symptoms early on. By the time you notice something’s wrong, you may have major damage to your gums and teeth. Left unchecked, you could suffer permanent tooth loss.
Preventing or treating dental problems early can also reduce your dental bills as you won’t have to undergo lengthy, costly treatments later. Routine dental exams are much cheaper than replacing lost teeth due to severe decay, oral infection, or gum disease.
Shruti Jadeja, DDS graduated from dental school in India, her home country, where she
practiced dentistry for three years before moving to the USA in 2010. She worked with a
great researcher at the UCLA School of Dentistry in Oral Biology
studied at the
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. After living in
California and Colorado,
she moved to Oregon, where she has been providing compassionate, high-quality dental care
for patients from the community.
Dr. Jadeja’s goal is healthy, happy smiles for all patients in and around Salem, Oregon.
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