Dental Check-Ups

It is important to visit the dentist for a routine check-up at least every six months. As part of your routine visits, a dental hygienist will remove plaque from your teeth, floss your teeth, and clean and polish your teeth. Afterwards, the dentist will inspect each tooth with a small instrument, called a probe, and a small mirror. During this inspection, the dentist looks for signs of oral problems, such as decay, gum disease, and other conditions.

If a suspect dental defect is difficult to see, such as when there is possible decay between two touching teeth, the dentist may take X-rays, which allow him or her to investigate further. If a dental defect is found, the dentist will explain the recommended treatment options and give you an estimate of the cost and length of treatment.

By getting your regular dental check-up, the dentist can catch problems early on and provide necessary treatment to avoid further damage. When it comes to your health, prevention is better than treatment, and regular dental check-ups can help you avoid extensive dental treatments. We encourage you to visit your dentist regularly so your smile can remain healthy and beautiful throughout your life.

For more information about dentistry, call your dentist and schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.