Exam, X-Rays & Cleaning
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Scheduling your smile care
Naturally, all our patients are different. As a result, we schedule your checkups based on what keeps your smile at its best. We need to see you often enough to diagnose and treat any problems and to take preventive action. That’s usually once every three to six months.
If you brush and floss regularly and you don’t have any tooth troubles, you may be tempted to bypass your next appointment. Please don’t! The reason is simple – only a dentist is trained to spot potential problems and to provide the right treatment.
A regular professional checkup includes a screening for unusual or small problems that might become big ones! This covers the early warning signs for gum disease, infections, faulty restorations, and oral cancer. We may even be able to fix some small problems right away!
The checkup will most likely include a thorough cleaning to remove tartar buildup and provides an opportunity for us to stay in touch and to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Taking good care of your teeth and gums should be a habit. So, if you think you need a checkup, give us a call. We’ll be happy to let you know if you’re overdue. And remember … regular dental appointments are a good long-term investment in your health.
More Than A Cleaning
Your hygienist & ally
If you take good care of your teeth, you’ll probably spend less time getting fillings and more time with our hygienist. Most patients refer to this time as a cleaning, but oral hygiene appointments can include the following preventive services.
- screening for oral cancer – thoroughly examining your tongue, lips, and gums to find any abnormal white or red oral spots, which could be indicative of cancer
- applying fluoride to make your teeth more resistant to decay
- placing pit and fissure sealants, eliminating debris-collecting grooves on tooth surfaces
- cleaning and scaling teeth to remove plaque, tartar, and surface stains – leaving you with that fresh-from-the-dentist clean
- polishing teeth and restorations.
Hygienists are also responsible for relaying educational information…
- brushing and flossing instruction, to ensure your homecare techniques are effective and conducive to optimal oral health
- nutrition counseling
- explanations of dental treatments
- discussing future treatment options.
So, there’s no such thing as just a cleaning. Your oral hygiene appointments can aid us in early detection of oral cancer and other dental issues, provide us with an opportunity to remove stubborn plaque and tartar buildup, and to discuss how your lifestyle can affect your oral health.
Hygiene services begin here, but they must always be followed by proper brushing, flossing, and healthy eating at home. If you’re not sure how, ask your hygienist!