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How Your Routine Exam Safeguards Your Smile

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We want to help you and your loved ones enjoy good oral health, and that means keeping a close eye on your teeth and gums. Every six months, we want to help with a routine dental checkup visit. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about the dental checkup and cleaning process.

When to Have a Dental Checkup

When do we recommend a dental checkup for our patients? We want to see kids and adults alike at least once every six months, so we can monitor the smile and identify issues in their earliest stages, treating them before they become a source of discomfort and threaten smile stability. The serious issues that threaten your smile take months to form, so a checkup twice a year let’s make an early diagnosis. For kids, this visit also helps them better understand the importance of good oral health and reduce dental anxiety, so they’re more likely to continue caring for their smiles in adulthood.

The Exam Process

Our team will talk to you and address your questions and concerns, so you feel relaxed and comfortable when you see us. We will use advanced technology to make a thorough and comfortable diagnosis, such as digital x-rays and intraoral cameras. These use a fraction of the radiation and provide images instantly chairside, limiting your time in the office and allowing us to make a diagnosis with better precision and accuracy. We will look for concerns like tooth decay, dental infections, gingivitis, gum disease, and even TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). Our team will screen for oral cancer and for kids, and sure primary teeth are erupting and falling out as they should.

Cleaning the Teeth

In the same visit, our team will also offer a dental cleaning. The cleaning procedure is one that allows us to remove all plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth. While brushing and flossing each day helps limit how much plaque and tartar can form, the cleaning removes the buildup completely to help fight issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Removing plaque and tartar also helps reduce bad breath and teeth stains too. The process takes a few minutes, as we use an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool to remove all buildup gently and thoroughly. We then polish the teeth so future buildup is reduced before you see us next.

If you have any questions about how we conduct a checkup and cleaning for smiles of all ages, or if you want to schedule a visit for yourself or a member of your family then contact our team today.

SCHEDULE YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT TODAY

If you want to set up your next checkup and cleaning visit, schedule a cosmetic appointment today. Call or text us at Greenview Dentistry in Rochester, MN, today at (507) 281-3659.

Dedicated Team

Our team members are proud of the work they’ve done to help community members feel great about their smiles and oral health! With our experience and commitment to positive patient interactions, we can make services feel more comfortable and help you maintain a healthy, confident smile!

Dedicated Team

Our team members are proud of the work they’ve done to help community members feel great about their smiles and oral health! With our experience and commitment to positive patient interactions, we can make services feel more comfortable and help you maintain a healthy, confident smile!

Cosmetic Dentistry

What stands between you and your best smile? We provide cosmetic services that take on the problems that often hurt how people feel about the way they look. A complimentary consultation can help you understand how our care can benefit you!

Cosmetic Dentistry

What stands between you and your best smile? We provide cosmetic services that take on the problems that often hurt how people feel about the way they look. A complimentary consultation can help you understand how our care can benefit you!

Comfortable Care

Whether you schedule a routine evaluation or treatment for an active oral health matter, you should feel supported in the dentist’s chair. With experience, technology, and a dependable team, Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry can help you enjoy your experience with oral health care!

Comfortable Care

Whether you schedule a routine evaluation or treatment for an active oral health matter, you should feel supported in the dentist’s chair. With experience, technology, and a dependable team, Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry can help you enjoy your experience with oral health care!

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