We've all heard the old adage; an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
A lot of people have fears involving going to the dentist, so unfortunately this can keep them from making regular dental cleanings and check-ups.
However going to the dentist regularly often prevents the things that most people fear, as a cleaning performed by a hygienist helps prevent decay and gum disease, while dental exams detect problems or potential problems. Your professional dental team is here to help you and partner with you in regards to your oral health so that you will have a "brighter" future.
Dental x-rays are also an important part of your preventive care as they provide the dentist with a lot more information than just a visual examination. X-rays can detect decay, fractures, infections, cysts, bone-loss and other conditions not visible to the naked eye.