When was the last time you and your family attended a dental checkup? If more than six months have elapsed, you’re overdue! A checkup may seem minor, but these visits are essential for keeping smiles strong. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about the importance of a dental examination, and how this benefits people of all ages!
Checkups for Kids and Adults
Our team can conduct an exam for each member of your family. For kids and adults alike, we take a close look at the teeth, gums, roots, and oral structures using digital x-rays, which use a fraction of the radiation and provide detailed images instantly chairside. Our team can then make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy. We look for issues like tooth decay, infection, and gingivitis. For adults, we also screen for oral cancer and for kids, we watch for issues that could lead to future misalignment. Our team can then prepare a personalized treatment plan to address the concerns and improve overall oral health.
Cleaning the Teeth
We also offer a dental cleaning in the same visit. A dental cleaning involves removing all plaque and tartar buildup, which brushing and flossing alone cannot do. For kids and adults, this could lower the risk of tooth decay and gingivitis, and help adults fight or manage gum disease. The procedure also offers brighter teeth and fresher breath too. In between these visits, it’s important for you and every member of your family to brush and floss daily.
Offering Cavity Protection
For your kids, we could also apply a topical fluoride gel during each checkup visit, which helps strengthen the enamel, particularly the weakened portions that could otherwise continue to erode and eventually cause tooth decay. For the rear teeth, which kids often have difficulty reaching when brushing and flossing, we can apply a practice sealant that can stay in place for up to ten years, wearing away gradually with time. The sealants tend to cling the longest to the more vulnerable portions of your smile. Our team is happy to offer these for children, helping your little ones enjoy optimal oral health.
If you have any questions about our checkup and cleaning visits, or if you would like to schedule one for your kids or for yourself, then contact our team today. We want to help you maintain your best possible smile, avoiding issues that could lead to discomfort and tooth loss.
SCHEDULE YOUR FAMILY’S NEXT DENTAL CHECKUP VISIT
Our team wants to make sure that each and every member of your family enjoys a healthy and beautiful smile! If you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.