Why go in for a checkup and cleaning when there is nothing wrong with your teeth?
Many people ask this question, but the truth is that getting routine dental checkups and cleanings can improve your oral health tremendously. Our dentist can help you have the benefits of clean, strong teeth with just a routine visit every 6 months, or as permitted by your dental insurance policy.
Keep Gums and Teeth Healthy
Our dentist has gained a wealth of knowledge about teeth and gums through education and experience. At your dental checkup, the dentist can use what they know to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy. One thing many people do not realize is that you cannot be aware of every dental problem without an examination. You might notice a toothache, but many dental problems come with no outward symptoms. At the checkup, your dentist can uncover hidden dental issues and answer your questions about your oral health.
Why Keep You Teeth Clean?
Having your teeth cleaned regularly is one step toward having the clean, bright smile you want. Yet, there is more to getting your teeth cleaned than looking your best. It can help you keep your teeth longer and improve their function for your daily life. With regular dental cleaning, your dentist can clear away tartar, making you less likely to get cavities or the toothaches that go along with them, and helping you prevent gum disease.
How Your Teeth is Cleaned?
Teeth cleaning is a very easy process to go through. Your dental hygienist uses a hand scaler or ultrasound dental device to scrape away tartar from your teeth. Next, they polish your teeth to prevent plaque from sticking to them later. Having your teeth cleaned is not painful, and it is usually a fairly fast procedure. When you are finished, your dentist can perform a thorough examination of your teeth.
What to Expect During Checkup?
During your dental checkup, our dentist does a careful visual examination of your teeth and gums. They touch individual teeth with a dental probe to discover soft spots and points of tenderness, and measure the pocketsbetween your teeth and gums. They use a hand mirror to look at teeth that are hard to see any other way. Your dentist might take x-rayson some visits, especially if they notice potential dental problems during the examination. At some point in the examination, your dentist educatesyou on taking care of your teeth and takes time to answer any questions you have about the condition of your teeth or about oral health in general.