Routine Cleanings and Check-Ups
One of the best ways to keep your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy is by seeing us regularly for routine cleanings and check-ups. No matter how consistent you are with at-home dental care, plaque can still build up around your teeth. At a cleaning, we will scrape away this plaque and help to get rid of unwanted bacteria around your teeth and gums.
Why do you need routine check-ups?
One of the most important parts about routine dental check-ups is the capability to monitor changes and abnormalities in your mouth to catch problems earlier rather than later. When it comes to conditions such as oral cancer, early detection and treatment can make life-altering differences. Regular dental appointments will allow us to look for abnormalities and problematic changes over time so we can catch and treat conditions like this quickly and effectively.
What will happen during my check-up?
Your cleaning will consist of a wide array of services. First, we will scrape away any plaque and tartar buildup around your teeth. We will also floss between all of your teeth and check your gums for signs of periodontitis. Next, we will use a gritty toothpaste to thoroughly clean each tooth. We may also recommend a fluoride rinse for cavity prevention. Your exam may also incorporate an inspection with an intraoral camera as well as dental X-rays to check the status of your teeth and jaw.
During your check-up, we can also answer any questions or concerns that you have about your oral health with us. We will explain all of your treatment options and give you the best possible advice on how to proceed with your oral care.