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The Importance of Regular Dental Visits With Your Decatur, IL, Dentist


If you aren't accustomed to visiting your dentist regularly, or you only make an appointment when you have a dental problem, you are missing out on the important benefits regular dental visits can provide. Drs. Chad and Natalie Corley at Corley Family Dental in Decatur, IL, can help keep your smile healthy with general dentistry.

The truth is when you take care of your oral health you are taking care of your general health too. According to the Mayo Clinic, if your mouth is not healthy, it can increase your risk of many serious diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis.

When you visit your dentist regularly, you also help to keep dental problems small and manageable. Many dental problems begin with little to no signs or symptoms. You may only feel pain when the problem has become more serious. Your dentist can diagnose and treat your dental issues early which will save you from:

  • Needless pain and trauma
  • Spending more money
  • Spending more time in the dental chair

At Corley Family Dental, you and your smile will benefit from the latest, state-of-the-art technology and diagnostic tools including laser diagnosis and digital x-rays. During your visit your dentist will:

  • Perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth
  • Perform a thorough examination of soft tissue
  • Perform an oral cancer screening
  • Discuss any dental issues you may have
  • Develop a plan for needed treatment and discuss it with you

A professional dental cleaning is often combined with your general dentistry appointment. During your cleaning, the dental care professional will remove both hard and soft deposits from your teeth, polish your teeth free of stains, and show you all of the latest tools to keep your smile healthy.

Don’t neglect your smile because it can impact your overall health and your self-esteem. Make regular dental visits and general dentistry a part of your self-care by calling Drs. Chad and Natalie Corley at Corley Family Dental in Decatur, IL, today!