Regular dental checkups ensure a healthy smile. Dental checkup appointments should be scheduled at least twice per year.
Regular Dental Checkups For your Health
Dental checkups are vital to your dental health. These appointments allow us to examine your teeth and gums to find any problems. It is important to have these examinations at least twice a year. Every exam includes a professional teeth cleaning, an oral cancer screening, a full dental examination, and dental x-rays as needed.
We take full dental x-rays of your teeth once per year, as part of your dental checkup, in order to find any issues that may have developed in your mouth. These x-rays allow us to diagnose and present the best treatment plan suited to your needs.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
A professional teeth cleaning, or hygiene appointment, is a very integral part of your dental checkup. Our dental hygienist will remove any plaque and tartar build up that is present on the teeth. A clean mouth helps keep the teeth and gums healthy and can help prevent periodontitis, a very serious condition which can cause tooth loss. After the plaque and tartar is removed, the teeth are polished and flossed to give the mouth a fresh clean feel. This also contributes to overall better health.
Oral Cancer Screening
An oral cancer screening is essential for your health. It is imperative to catch any cancer condition as early as possible for the best possible outcome. This is why it is vital to have an oral cancer screening at every dental checkup appointment. Our dental experts will check your neck, throat, tongue, face, gums and all soft oral tissue for the presence of any cancer.
Full Dental Examination
During a full dental checkup, our professional team will examine your teeth, gums and surrounding soft tissue in the mouth to detect issues. These issues may include tooth decay, cavities, bone loss around teeth, missing teeth, and gum disease. Our team will use this information to design a treatment plan best suited to your needs.