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Dental Checkups – Cortlandt, NY

We Prevent Dental Problems As Early as Possible

Smiling mother father and two children Dental checkups are a key aspect of good oral hygiene. They're your dentist's chance to check for problems before they begin and also discover them when they're easiest to fix. The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist for an oral examination every six months, whether you think you have a problem or not. General dentist Dr. Paul S. Taxin has been caring for the teeth of neighbors in Cortlandt with dental checkups for years – read on to see why you should stay on top of your six month dental exams and see Dr. Taxin before a problem develops, not after.

Dental Checkups Are Key to Your Overall Health

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When you consider that our teeth allow us to eat, speak, chew and smile, it seems like a twice-annual visit to the dentist is a small tradeoff for all we that get in return. These visits are our chance to notice the small changes in your mouth that could be evidence of much larger problems like severe tooth decay, oral cancer, and gum disease.

Tooth Decay

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Checking for tooth decay is one of the main objectives of a regular dental checkup. When you're in the habit of visiting the dentist every six months, we'll be able to catch small signs of decay and repair them easily and quickly before they cause you any pain at all. Too many adults wait until they experience pain to visit the dentist – don’t fall into that habit!

Oral Cancer

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Oral cancer is a serious problem that affects far too many Americans because it goes undetected until in its late stages. Dr. Taxin is skilled at recognizing the early warning signs of oral cancer, like sores or new spots in the mouth. This is the key to a confident diagnosis and successful treatment.

Gum (Periodontal) Disease

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It's estimated that around 75% of American adults are suffering from some level of gum (periodontal) disease. It's a serious condition that, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss or even more serious health conditions like heart disease and stroke. When you visit Dr. Taxin every six months, he can watch out for the symptoms of gum disease like swollen, red, and tender gum tissue. He can address the infection before it gets any worse.

Worn Dental Work

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Maybe you've got a fracture around an old metal filling, or perhaps you've got a crown that needs a little attention. When you visit Dr. Taxin every six months, he can spot problems with existing dental work that would probably fly under the radar in your mouth before eventually causing severe pain. Dr. Taxin is skilled at repairing existing dental work as needed, and a six-month checkup is the ideal time to spot necessary repairs.

Schedule Your Appointment with Dr. Taxin Today

If it’s been more than six months since your last dental exam, you are overdue. Dr. Taxin helps our neighbors in Cortlandt and Putnam Valley maintain the beautiful, healthy smiles they want for life, so schedule your appointment with him today.