Cleanings and Examinations
Many people wonder why semi-annual dental appointments are necessary if they are not experiencing any oral health issues.
The answer is that good preventive care can reduce your risk for certain illnesses and help you achieve and maintain a level of excellent oral health that lets you look and feel your best.
Providing Your Medical History
Your routine visits are an excellent opportunity to talk to your dentist about any issues or discomfort you’ve been experiencing. Please be prepared to provide your medical history and come prepared with a list of any medications you take.
Knowing your medical history gives your dentist a more complete picture of your overall health. It has been established that a systemic link exists between your oral health and the prevalence of many serious general health concerns. For example, periodontitis (advanced gum disease) is associated with heart disease, pancreatic cancer, diabetes, and low birth weight in babies born to mothers with the disease.
Symptoms of some dental conditions may be so subtle that only a dentist can identify them.
During your visit, we thoroughly examine your mouth and check for signs of tooth decay. Our dentist also evaluates risk factors associated with bone loss and periodontal disease illnesses. This way, we can identify potential problems in their early stages while easily treatable.
Your dentist will also check your dental bite and may take x-rays or other diagnostic measures.
We clean your teeth gently and meticulously during your visit to remove plaque in hard-to-reach locations like between teeth. At this time, your hygienist will also provide helpful tips for getting the most out of your brushing and flossing routine at home.
A thorough dental cleaning not only helps you maintain excellent oral health but also lifts surface stains to brighten your smile and make your teeth look and feel great!
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Don’t miss your semi-annual visit! Contact our dental office today to schedule an appointment.