Brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash are all important, but without your biannual dental checkup and teeth cleaning your oral hygiene routine is incomplete. After all, these visits play a pivotal role in warding off decay, catching dental concerns in the early stages, removing stubborn tartar – the list goes on! If it has been over six months since your last preventive care visit, don’t hesitate to contact our office and schedule an appointment.
All too often, patients view their dental exam as simply a quick sweep for cavities. And while checking for decay is a crucial component of this portion of your visit, your dental checkup serves a much larger purpose. In fact, it allows your dental team to catch decay and gum disease in the early stages, check for symptoms of oral cancer, and get insight into the overall condition of your oral cavity. If you are a new patient or haven’t visited us in a while, your appointment may begin with X-rays, which allow us to see what may have been missed in the visual inspection. If any untreated issues are found, we can bring them to your attention and discuss the treatment options available. On the other hand, if your teeth and gums are in good shape, then we will move onto the professional cleaning.
The second portion of your routine dental appointment is your teeth cleaning. With professional tools, your dental hygienist will remove caked-on tartar, clean the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth, and even use a special polish to break up surface stains. The end result will be a completely refreshed smile that will set your teeth and gums up for success until your next appointment!
One of the building blocks of pristine oral hygiene is attending your routine checkups and cleanings, but why are they so important? Well, they provide you with a number of benefits, including:
Are you overdue for your routine dental checkup and cleaning? Then don’t hesitate to give us a call to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you and your smile!