Cleanings & Checkups
Perhaps the single most proactive effort one can make to establish and promote good oral health is to schedule regular, routine cleanings and checkups. At the very minimum, patients should have their teeth cleaned and their mouth examined twice a year, or once every six months to keep up with their general dental care. Doing so is making a proactive effort to catch any potential concerns before they have the opportunity to become a major issue.
Professional cleanings allow us to rid your mouth of plaque build-up and harmful bacteria that form on your teeth over time. Regular brushing and flossing can aid in this effort, but they are not entirely successful in preventing additional accumulation from occurring. Regular cleanings are an easy way to maintain a solid foundation of good oral health while routine checkups help detect concerning issues in their early stages.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
While cleanings are responsible for keeping your teeth strong and free from tooth decay, a comprehensive dental exam is imperative in maintaining the overall health of your mouth. By having a checkup, your dentist is able to detect any symptoms that could possibly lead to oral cancer or address any other concerns within your mouth.
At Arbor Dental, every comprehensive dental exam is an opportunity for us to explore not only your teeth but also your gums and bone tissue. An extensive exam will show early signs of tooth decay and cavities or loose teeth. X-rays will reveal any specific problem areas of which we should be aware, so a treatment plan can be tailored to those targeted areas.
Regular, routine cleanings and checkups are a way for us to assess the health of your mouth. As a result, we are able to develop a treatment plan or take precautionary steps necessary to divert a path that leads to more expensive options. Our goal is to establish and maintain your health, and cleanings and checkups are the first step. Contact our office to schedule a checkup and cleaning today.