A dental checkup and cleanings will help keep your gums, teeth, and mouth healthy. To maintain efficient oral health, it is recommended that you undertake routine preventative care once every six months. As for children, they must have their first dental exam as soon as their baby teeth begin to emerge.
At 34th Street Dental Care, we provide regular exams and cleanings as an integral part of our overall dental health treatment plans to prevent minor dental problems from getting worse and needing expensive, invasive treatments.
Why Do You Need Regular Checkups and Cleanings?
A routine dental checkup will allow us to look for signs of tooth decay as well as problems with restorations like crowns, bridges, and fillings. It will also include a complete oral cancer screening. The cleaning entails removing hardened plaque and tartar deposits from the teeth, which are difficult to remove on your own. Besides removing the harmful accumulations, we will also check your gums for gingivitis and periodontal disease signs.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Checkups & Cleanings?
The goal of twice-yearly dental checkups is to provide optimum care for your oral health. Minor problems, like decay, cavities, or loose restorations, can be fixed as soon as they are detected. If these curable conditions are not addressed promptly, they can deteriorate further, requiring more complex treatments. Professional teeth cleanings are essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. They can even help boost your confidence by removing excess buildup from the teeth, which is visible when you smile.
What Can You Expect During a Dental Checkup and Cleaning?
We will first take X-rays of your teeth to begin your dental appointment. Then we will measure your gum pockets and the areas around your teeth to check for any indications of gingivitis or gum disease. A comprehensive tooth cleaning procedure is performed meticulously using various tools to eliminate harmful bacterial accumulation. Once the cleaning is complete, our dentist will conduct a thorough examination and look for signs of tooth decay, cavities, and other apparent intraoral issues. We will create a treatment plan to resolve your oral problems if any problems are identified.
Call 34th Street Dental Care at 708-484-6576 to schedule your consultation with our dentists to learn more about our dental treatments.