Your teeth can serve you for a lifetime with the right care. While the foundation to a healthy smile begins at home with your toothbrush and floss, the preventive services you receive from your dentist are equally important. The American Dental Association recommends you schedule an appointment for a dental checkup and cleaning at least every 6 months. We’ll help you invest in a healthy smile through the power of prevention.
Your toothbrush and floss are crucial for removing harmful plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Unfortunately, while they are effective, there are areas in your mouth they can’t clean. As a result, bacteria accumulate, slowing eating away at your enamel and infecting your gum tissue.
Routine appointments remove the buildup to keep your teeth and gums healthy. It also allows your dentist to monitor your dental health to detect concerning areas sooner, like cavities and gum disease. This lessens the risk of a serious complication occurring that can impact your oral and general health. It also prevents the need for a costly treatment in the future to lower your overall dental expenses. In fact, research shows every $1 spent on prevention can save you $50 on restorative or emergency care. Many dental insurance providers cover 1-2 preventive visits per year 100%.
After checking in with the front desk, our dental hygienist will carefully clean and polish your teeth using special instruments. They will also take the time to discuss your current oral hygiene habits and make recommendations for improvement to keep your smile healthy in between appointments.
We will also take an X-ray of your mouth. This gives your dentist more information about your oral health during your examination. We will check your teeth and gums to look for any concerning issues, like weakened enamel or inflamed gum tissue. We will also evaluate your oral tissues, neck, and jaw to look for any complications. Your dentist will also take the time to review your X-ray to check for any concerns that might be lingering below the surface, like an infection.
Once your checkup is complete, we will take the time to discuss our findings with you and create a customized treatment plan. In some cases, we may recommend additional preventive care, like a fluoride varnish. We will help you achieve your oral health goals using a personalized approach to your dental care.
Despite the benefits of preventive dentistry, many people don’t see their dentist as often as they should. We make it easy to maintain your routine appointments to invest in healthy smiles for the entire family. Besides a convenient location, we also offer flexible office hours to accommodate your busy schedule. We can even book multiple people the same day.
If it’s time for your next cleaning and dental checkup, we offer the compassionate, personalized care you deserve. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to giving you a healthy smile that lasts.