What is Routine Dental Care?
Routine dental care refers to preventative treatment that helps improve and maintain the health of your smile. Routine care is performed right in our office and often includes examinations, x-rays and dental cleanings. By having routine dental care performed, you are more likely to spot problems before they are allowed to get worse and prevent issues from starting in the first place. Everyone should strive to receive routine dental care twice a year despite their current oral health.
Why do you need Routine Dental Care?
No matter how long it’s been since your last dental appointment, you should strive to make arrangements to have your teeth, gums and mouth checked by our doctors. Routine dental care helps to look for issues that would otherwise go ignored if not detected early on. Dental cleanings can help to prevent infection, gum disease and tooth decay by removing hardened plaque and tartar. All patients of varying ages should visit the office bi-annually for preventative care.
What does Routine Dental Care mean for a healthy smile?
Routine dental care is performed for each patient as a way to improve and maintain a healthy smile. Depending on your age and risk factors of varying conditions, the type of care you receive may be different from another patient. Some of the most common procedures performed regarding preventative care include:
- Dental exams
- Dental x-rays
- Dental cleanings
- Routine dental screenings
What happens during the procedure for Routine Dental Care?
You will first come into our office for a complete dental cleaning performed by a dental hygienist. The gums will be checked for signs of gingivitis and gum disease. X-rays will be taken to help identify problems and study bone and tooth integrity that may go unnoticed with a visual exam. The visual exam is necessary for checking for signs of decay, loose fillings and problems with restorations. An oral cancer screening will be done to check for signs of abnormal tissue lesions. It is important to come in for routine dental care every six months.
If you are in need of routine preventative dental care, contact our office today so that we can help answer your questions and schedule you for an appointment.