When was the last time you stopped by our office for a dental exam? We recommend a checkup for the whole family, everyone over the age of two. By seeing us every six months, you can safeguard your smile from serious complications. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about why we all need a dental exam.
Why People of All Ages Need Dental Exams
Serious issues like tooth decay and gum disease don’t form overnight, they take months to develop. Which is why we want to see you every six months. With regular dental exams, we can identify these issues in the earliest stages, often before you experience discomfort, and then offer treatment to protect your teeth. For adults, we can use this to identify issues like cavities, periodontal disease, and even oral cancer. For kids, we can diagnose cavities, but also make sure baby teeth are erupting and falling out on time, and that permanent teeth can erupt without impaction to avoid the complications that lead to misalignment. For children, this visit also allows us to instill good oral health habits, and to reduce the risk of dental anxiety, so they’re more likely to continue seeing the dentist as adults.
Looking Closely at Your Smile
Our team will use digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to obtain very detailed digital images of the smile so we can make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy. This also means no need for uncomfortable bitewings, and that the images are available instantly chairside, no need to wait for them to develop in harsh chemicals. Our team can then make a diagnosis with precision, and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan to bring your smile optimal health and beauty.
Cleaning Your Teeth
In the same visit, our team will also remove all harmful plaque and tartar deposits with a cleaning. Doing so can lower the risk of cavities, gingivitis, gum disease, and even bad breath and teeth stains. We remove the plaque and tartar with an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual pick, we will polish the teeth. The last step makes the teeth appear brighter, but also makes it more difficult for plaque and tartar to accumulate in between your cleaning visits. If you have any questions about how our team will treat your oral health issues or about your next checkup visit, then contact our team today to learn more.
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT DENTAL EXAMS
Our team wants to help you protect the health and beauty of your smile. If you would like to find out more about preventive dentistry, or if you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.