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Regular checkups with Dr. Barry LeJeune are integral to the health of your teeth. Your teeth play such a huge part in your life that not taking care of them is just asking for some serious issues. If you don’t have regular cleanings, you put yourself at risk for contracting gum disease, cavities, and even ending up with tooth loss.

That’s why, here at Barry LeJeune, DDS, we want to impress upon you the importance of coming in regularly to get your teeth cleaned. There are certain things that can only be done in the dentist office to help keep your teeth healthy. Let’s look at a couple of those things.

Dentists clean what you can’t

One of the biggest causes of tooth health issues is the buildup of tartar. Tartar is hardened plaque that can only be removed through a process called planing, which the experts here at Barry LeJeune, DDS are highly trained in. You can’t remove tartar at home, and if it builds up at all you’re at risk for cavities and gum disease.

Dentists can spot cavities before you feel them

You may not always feel a cavitiy’s presence as it grows. However, your dentist can spot them long before you can feel them. This means your cavity can be fixed before it gets to be a serious issue.

If you haven’t had a regular checkup in a while, it’s time to call us at (757) 827-9114 and schedule your appointment today!