Did you know that even though tooth decay and gum disease are the two biggest threats to oral health, both are almost entirely preventable? That’s right with proper oral hygiene, good dietary choices, along with routine dental checkups and professional cleanings; it’s easy to maintain optimal oral health.
By scheduling a periodic appointment for a checkup and professional dental cleaning at our office, we can help keep your smile looking good and functioning at its best. In addition to reviewing your medical and dental histories, we’ll perform a comprehensive examination of your mouth, jaws, and surrounding areas of the head and neck. While checking for the development of tooth decay and gum disease along with screening for oral cancer, we’ll also assess your bite, TMJ function, and make a note of any other problems that may affect your smile or overall well-being.
While maintaining a healthy smile depends upon keeping your teeth and gums clean at home, even for the best brushers and flossers, it’s difficult to reach every nook and cranny between the teeth and gums. For this reason, we emphasize the importance of professional teeth cleanings. In this way, our hygienist can thoroughly remove any accumulated plaque and tartar from between the teeth and gums, including areas that you may have missed. Since dental plaque harbors the bacteria that are responsible for cavities and gum disease, its removal prevents these disease processes from occurring. Following a dental cleaning and polishing, which is performed to remove any superficial stains from your teeth, your mouth will feel fresh and clean.
Checkup and cleaning visits also represent an opportunity to educate patients in the best oral hygiene homecare methods and routines to maintain a healthy smile. As your trusted partner in care, we’ll carefully explain and demonstrate the proper techniques for brushing, flossing, and other healthy oral care practices.
To schedule an appointment for a checkup and cleaning, give us a call today.