Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile

There are some pretty compelling reasons to make sure that you make your routine dental checkup appointments. They are a big part of your smile, and most people do not realize just how important they are. Regular dental visits allow your dentist to look for potential health problems that can destroy your smile and monitor them to make sure that they are getting better if you have any. Routine dental checkups can have a major impact on what your smile will look like down the road, and getting the right dental treatment now starts with having those regular checkups to look for problems.

Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile

What most people do is they wait until it is too late to go to the dentist. If you go to the dentist to have a tooth removed because you are experiencing excruciating pain, then it is too late to save that tooth. Your dentist has to remove it in order to take care of your pain. However, if you have regular dental checkups, then your dentist is going to notice a problem long before this excruciating pain comes along and be able to treat the problem so that you never have to have a tooth removed. Replacing a tooth that has to be extracted can be expensive and uncomfortable, but taking care of your teeth to prevent a problem is actually pretty easy.

Standard Procedures

In addition, regular dental checkups will allow your dentist to perform standard procedures such as teeth cleaning. Teeth cleaning is an important procedure that removes plaque and tartar buildup and polishes your teeth to make your smile look amazing. However, unless you have regular dental checkups, you are probably not going to have the regular cleaning your teeth need and that is going to have a major impact on your smile.

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A dental cleaning is a professional cleaning you receive from a dentist or dental hygienist.  Cleanings should be performed every six months to prevent excessive plaque buildup.  Plaque left untreated can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay. A routine dental cleaning should include scaling, root planing and polishing.

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Dear Valued Patient

Happy 2024! All of us at Regency Dental hope your year is off to a great start. As many of you have already witnessed, there are changes occurring within our practice for the past several months. Dr. Spanel is in a time of transition within the practice, and he has found a colleague who shares his core values, philosophy, and sense of personalized quality care. He was fortunate to find Dr. Dan Ellingson who is a wonderful, gentle dentist. Dr. Ellingson is a local graduate of Gross High School, UNO, and UNMC College of Dentistry. He has a strong commitment to our local community. Having this opportunity to own a private practice, Dr. Ellingson is eager to meet each of you. He and all staff members will continue working diligently to provide you with the same caring, calm and meticulous dental care you would expect to receive from Dr. Spanel.

As we continue to move forward in 2024 with this transition, we thank you for your trust, partnership, and patience as we welcome Dr. Ellingson to the practice. We have additional team members, and have updated our software programs to comply with HIPAA regulations of paperless charting. We are also updating our equipment to provide state-of-the-art care.

We all know that changes bring challenges. Please know that Dr. Spanel, Dr. Ellingson and the team at Regency Dental intend to provide you, our loyal patients, the very best dental care in a warm and compassionate atmosphere. If you haven’t scheduled your 2024 dental check-ups, please call us!

We look forward to seeing you again soon!


The Doctors and Staff at Regency Dental.