What is a Dental Checkup?
A dental checkup involves fully examining the teeth for signs of decay, loose fillings, loose crowns and other problems that you might not know are even there. The comprehensive exam is performed by our doctors in a comfortable, state-of-the-art environment. The exam can help to detect signs of gum issues as well as oral cancer. Dental checkups are crucial for your overall preventative care needs. It is important that every member of the family have routine checkups performed at least twice a year.
Why do you need a Dental Checkup?
Dental checkups can spot problems before they are can get worse. When dental problems are ignored, they often fester and become a larger issue that needs more extensive work to fix. It is important that you have a dental checkup done every six months to keep up with your dental health and well-being. The checkup is done quickly and easily in our office at your own convenience.
What makes you a good candidate for a Dental Checkup?
Everyone should have a dental checkup performed every six months. Every person regardless of age is a good candidate for dental checkups. The exam is necessary for checking for signs of decay and other intraoral problems. It is performed quickly and should be done on every member of the family. If you have not gone for a dental checkup in awhile, it is never too late to schedule an appointment for one.
What are the benefits of having regular dental checkups?
Having regular dental checkups is very beneficial for your overall health and well being. Some of the benefits of having regular dental checkups include:
- Regular dental exams help prevent gum disease- by going to the dentist regularly can catch early tooth decay. The earlier that decay is caught, the less chance there will be of having gum disease.
- Dental exams can be crucial to your overall health- Regular checkups can reveal the signs of diseases before even you know about them. Because the dentist can detect signs of disease in your mouth early on, it can help to reduce the risk of oral cancer. Dental exams include x-rays which help to see the structure of the tooth, and if there are cavities present.
- Dental exams prevent tartar and plaque from building up -Regular cleanings can and will reduce the amount of plague that accumulates on your teeth. Brushing alone can not get rid of all the plaque, and dental exams help to reduce the amount of plaque. By reducing the plaque build up, it reduces the chance of having cavities form.
- Regular exams help create healthy oral habits- It is important to have regular checkups, especially for children, because it instills healthy oral habits. Going to the dentist should not be something people fear, and by creating these healthy habits it creates a good routine that children can use through adulthood. Visiting the dentist allows you to fix the damage that has already been done, and help your oral health be the best it can be.
What happens during the procedure for a Dental Checkup?
During the procedure, we will check your teeth for signs of decay, loose fillings, loose crowns and bridgework. We check for signs of oral cancer so that early treatment is sought as soon as possible if abnormal tissue is found. The exam helps to create an overall treatment plan for you so that you have a beautiful, bright smile that you can feel confident showing off. You should come into the office twice a year for a dental checkup. The exam is necessary in determining if and what is wrong with your teeth. It is important to discuss any problems you’re currently experiencing while the exam is being done.
If you think you may need a dental checkup, contact our office so that one of our helpful staff members can assist you further.