A dental checkup helps people of all ages, and the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends one every six months. We agree, and urge you to schedule your next checkup now! In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about the importance of dental exams, and what to expect from your next visit.
When Kids and Adults Need Exams
Children should undergo routine exams once every six months starting at around age two, and these regular visits should occur twice a year without exception for teens and adults too! When you undergo an exam, this means our team can look at your teeth, gums, roots, and oral structures for signs of trouble, and correct these concerns before they threaten the health, beauty, and even the stability of your smile. Since serious concerns like tooth decay and gum disease take months to form, checking in twice a year means an early diagnosis and treatment, often before you experience discomfort, such as toothaches and sore, bleeding gums.
Using Digital Technology for Improved Precision
To make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy, our team will employ digital x-rays and intraoral cameras. No need for bitewings or a long wait for development, as these images are available instantly chairside, so we can walk you through the diagnosis. The system uses a fraction of the radiation too, and provides a diagnosis with greater precision and accuracy. Our team can then identify issues like cavities, infections, gingivitis, and even gum disease. We also watch for signs of TMJ disorder and bruxism, and for kids, look for factors that could cause future misalignment. Our team could screen for oral cancer too! We then create a treatment plan, one personalized for your smile, to address these concerns and bring relief.
What About Dental Cleanings?
In the same visit, our team will also help protect the smile with a dental cleaning. For patients of all ages, this involves removing all plaque and tartar from the teeth with an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool. By removing the buildup, we prevent enamel erosion and gum inflammation, so your smile stays healthy and whole. We then polish the teeth afterward to keep them bright.
If you have any questions about how we examine and clean the teeth, or if you would like to schedule a visit for yourself or a member of your family, then contact our team today to learn more.
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY
Our team wants to help you start your spring with a healthier smile. If you would like to find out more about dental exams and cleanings, or if you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.