3 Reasons Not to Skip that Detroit Summer Dental Exam

Even when brushing and flossing every day, it’s still important to have a professional cleaning and checkup regularly. In fact, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends a professional cleaning every 6 months and a set of x-rays every 12 months. At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we have taken all the necessary precautions to ensure our patients’ health and safety. We are focused on helping all our patients in Livonia, Redford, and the surrounding region enjoy good dental health throughout the summer and the rest of the year.

Dr. Jim DeCapite wants everyone in the Metro Detroit area to be aware of the three reasons not to skip a summer dental exam:

  • Brushing alone doesn’t get everything: While it is important to brush twice a day and floss at least once a day for good dental health, there are still some areas that the toothbrush just can’t clean thoroughly enough. A professional dental cleaning will help get rid of cavity-causing plaque and tartar buildup.
  • Tooth decay can be stopped when it’s caught early: A cavity can quickly become a more severe problem if not treated early. Putting off a checkup can cause cavities to create even more decay, become more painful, and possibly require more extensive treatment.
  • Prevention is easier and less expensive than repair: Maintaining good dental health with regular checkups and dental cleaning is easier on the wallet as well as on the teeth and gums. Extensive dental treatment is expensive. When a cavity is not caught early, it can potentially require an expensive root canal or crown that is also more time-consuming for the patient than a routine preventive exam.

At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we care about our patients’ dental health and overall well-being. Our professional staff encourages everyone in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and surrounding Metro Detroit communities to learn more about the ways that a regular checkup and cleaning can help. We want our patients to enjoy the highest quality dental health.

Our office is open by appointment. We are conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads. Contact our office today to get started on good dental health and good overall health!


This informative post, about dental health, family and cosmetic dentistry, and patient care, is brought to you by DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Livonia Michigan. 

Please call us for an appointment today.


734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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The content of this blog article about family and cosmetic dentistry is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice in any manner or form. Always consult a dentist, doctor or licensed medical professional with any questions.

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