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Family Dentist for Teeth Cleanings & Dental Checkup

woman getting dental examYou know that brushing and flossing play an invaluable role in protecting the health and appearance of your teeth, but did you know that a checkup and cleaning with your family dentist are equally as important? Even with the best home oral hygiene habits, it is still not enough to prevent common dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease. With a preventive appointment twice a year, you will help to ensure they your smile stays healthy and beautiful for a lifetime.

Visit Your Dentist Twice a Year

Often, it is believed that you only need to see your San Antonio dentist after a problem has developed, but this could not be further from the truth. Dentistry is designed to prevent complications in the first place, which is why the American Dental Association recommends that you see your dentist twice a year.

With a regular cleaning and checkup, you can help to reduce your risk for serious oral health issues that can compromise your teeth and gums. This not only helps to keep your mouth healthy but also decreases your need for a costly or invasive procedure in the future.

Dental Cleaning

woman at dentist Even with the best brushing and flossing methods, there are still areas in your mouth that you cannot clean at home, like below the gum line. Plaque and tartar will accumulate in these places, increasing your risk for gum disease. The only way to remove the buildup is with a professional cleaning.

Our dental hygienist will use special tools to clean in between the teeth and below the gum line. Your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and polished. In some cases, we may recommend certain preventive treatments, like a fluoride varnish to help combat tooth decay.

Dental Checkup

woman looking in mirrorDental issues are not always apparent right away, which is why a checkup is important. It allows us to monitor your oral health to detect areas of concern early. As a result, we can quickly intervene to treat the problem while it is still small to quickly rehabilitate your oral health.

A visual examination is performed to check the health of the teeth and gums. In addition, your dentist will look for any concerning issues with the oral tissues, like rough patches or lesions, which could indicate oral cancer. Your head, neck, and jaw will also be evaluated to look for any underlying complications, like a disorder of the temporomandibular joint.

We will also take diagnostic images to look for potential issues that may be brewing beneath the surface. This provides us with a complete insight into your oral health to protect your smile. After our examination, we will make recommendations and create customized treatment plans to help you reach and maintain your oral health goals.

Visit Your Dentist Today

If it has been more than six months since you have had a teeth cleaning or checkup, do not wait until a problem develops. Contact Dental Innovations today to schedule your appointment for preventive dentistry.