APPLE VALLEY, MN – Brite Smiles Dental Care (, in Apple Valley is urging the public to get regular dental care, and is listing out numerous articles showing the various benefits of regular dental care.

We can all recall a time when we felt apprehension with our next dentist appointment right around the corner. Whether it was because of our extremely busy schedules, the thought of the dentist and their assistant sticking all sorts of implements in our mouth, or the potential discomfort that comes naturally with sliding into that chair. However, the folks at Brite Smiles Dental Care point out that there are 3 extremely important reasons to keep your six month dental appointment.

  1. Gum Disease
    Buildup of tarter and plaque can cause your tooth decay as well as erode your gum tissues. The buildup creates infections where the gum is touching the tooth, which causes the gums to pull away from the teeth. The proper name for this disease is gingivitis. It is imperative to have an oral checkup in order to catch this disease to stop it from causing any more damage to your gums.
  2. Detection of Oral Cancer
    There are several serious diseases like oral cancer that can manifest themselves in different ways. Without early detection this disease can progress quickly and become life threatening. It is easy to treat with the right dentist care and knowledge. Having a highly trained professional give you an oral checkup for early warning signs is the safest and most hygienic way to protect your teeth.
  3. Cavities
    While we are aware that daily brushing and flossing are good for us and we can absolutely do this ourselves, there are some parts of our mouth that are more difficult to reach. This is where visiting the dentist for an oral checkup comes in handy. In order to prevent the dreaded cavities, which will result in having a filling permanently in your mouth for the rest of your life, it is easier, smarter, and less expensive to keep up your six month dental visit.

Dr. Dennis Simmons, founder of Brite Smiles Dental Care, stated “Gum disease is the single biggest reason why patients lose their teeth and its painless! Periodontal disease is the loss of bone associated with gum disease. Dentists are not solely concerned with fixing your teeth but also maintaining your oral health at your six month dental visit. We wish to ensure that your teeth do not end up requiring severe procedures like implants or dentures, by regular upkeep during your usual oral checkup. My purpose for getting into the profession, was to improve people’s lives by ensuring the healthiness of everyone’s teeth that sit in my chair. While it seems easy to skip a dental appointment for your oral checkup without thinking much of it, the severity of the diseases that can occur if you dismiss it are not worth your health and happiness. The discomfort and rearranging your schedule now could save you quite a bit of pain, money, and your future health in the long run.”

David A., a recent patient stated “Dr. Simmons is kind and compassionate and takes the time to answer all of my concerns.”

And from Ann R.: “Rachel and Dr. Edstrom are the best. Totally comfortable, trust them with any dental procedure or emergency.”

Dr. Dennis Simmons graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1976, receiving the Class Honor in prosthetics – dentures partial and full. Since then he has participated in over 3,000 hours of continuing education courses, focusing primarily on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, dental implants and implant-supported restorations, orthodontics, extractions, crown/bridge, root canals, bite and TMJ disorders and sleep apnea. For his studies, he has been honored with the status of “Diplomate” from the International Congress of Oral Implantology and the International Osseous (bone) Integration Society. For more information on orthodontics services and options from Brite Smiles Dental Care, visit, or call 952-891-8484.