Going to regular dental examinations is important for the health of your mouth, teeth, and gums. While it is important to brush and floss your teeth regularly, you will also want to make sure that you come in for regular dental cleanings. This way we will be able to check your teeth, gums, and mouth for any issues. If you notice any issues or pain between dental visits, make sure to contact us. This way we can examine your teeth for a cavity or any other issue before it becomes more serious.
When you come in for a dental cleaning, we use a special instrument that will scrape and remove the tartar from your teeth. We then polish your teeth, often with a rotating rubber cup or brush to remove any remaining plaque or stains. After your teeth are done being cleaned, we can discuss dental hygiene problems that were detected, and show you how to brush and floss more effectively, if necessary. If you have any questions about what type of toothbrush or toothpaste you need to use, we can also recommend that for you. We may also decide to take x-rays of your teeth to look for any signs of decay, gum disease, or other dental problems.
Since your oral health is closely related to your overall health, it is important to communicate any concerns or problems you are having with your mouth to us. Make a list of all medications and supplements you take, including their dosages. If you have any issues with your teeth or mouth, make sure to call us as soon as possible. This way you can help prevent a larger issue from forming, as well as a costly bill. Fixing the issue at the first sign will help leave you with a happy and healthy mouth.