The economic times continue to have a negative impact on oral health. An increasing number of college-aged patients have major dental problems and it’s because dental health doesn’t seem to be much of a priority compared to the million other things our young adults have going on in their lives. That’s totally understandable, but your Orlando dentist wants you to realize that the more time you put into preventive care, the less time and money you will have to put into fixing major dental issues down the road. Most college students must prioritize their spending; we consider moving out of our parent’s house more important than keeping our mouths healthy. The best thing to do is take care of your oral health before it becomes a problem by visiting Dr. Russo simply twice a year.
Our dental team works individually with patients to develop dental plans that fit each patient’s budget, and needs, and ultimately bring them to optimal oral health. There’s no such thing as a complete dental plan without semiannual professional cleanings and dental checkups. The American Dental Association recommends this standard of care. Even from the growth of your child’s first tooth, patients should start visiting our dental practice two times a year. When you visit the practice of John E. Russo, DMD for a checkup, you can expect:
Our dentist uses advanced digital X-rays and comprehensive oral cancer screening technology (Velscope) to give patients the best view of their internal and external oral structures. This is crucial to patient preventive care because we can spot issues that may not be visible with our regular eyesight.
Dr. Russo examines every detail about each patient’s mouth looking for signs of oral health issues. We can spot health issues like decay, gum disease, TMJ dysfunction, and teeth grinding in their early stages and start the best treatment to get your oral health back on track.
Our knowledgeable, friendly dental hygienists and dentist will systematically remove plaque and bacteria from hard-to-reach spots in your mouth. Even with an excellent oral health routine at home, it is important to have your dentist professionally clean the areas that you may have accidentally missed.
Dr. Russo will take the time to openly discuss the results of their dental checkup with each patient. We can answer any questions you may have and develop a plan for further treatment if needed. This way, our dental professionals and patients continue to work together to achieve their best oral health.
Oral cancer is the 6th leading cancer worldwide. Let that sink in! The mortality rate for this sneaky disease hasn’t significantly changed in decades! It actually accounts for more deaths than cervical cancer, testicular cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, melanoma, and even Hodgkin’s disease. Spotting a severe dental problem like that is as easy as visiting your dentist twice a year. If you’re a high-risk patient because of your alcohol or tobacco habits, we highly recommend visiting Dr. Russo more than twice a year. Contact us today to schedule your next crucial appointment. The next appointment with your dentist could be a positive turning point for your dental health!