Preventative Care Today Means Healthier Teeth in the Future
While we do complete restorative treatments, a large portion of our dental work is preventative. We aim to protect your teeth before they get injured or infected. One of the principal ways we do this is by having you come in for regular exams and cleanings.
Prevention Is the Name of the Game
Getting a regular exam helps us stop issues before they can grow more severe. The earlier we catch something, the more easily it can be treated and repaired.
At your hygiene experience we will:
- Do a complete cleaning to remove plaque and tartar gently and efficiently.
- Examine your gums for signs of gum disease.
- Inspect each and every tooth, filling, and crown for signs of tooth decay.
- Use digital x-rays to look between the teeth for issues that can’t be seen with the naked eye.
- Perform a head and neck exam to check for signs of oral cancer.
The American Dental Association recommends that this regular dental cleaning and exam be performed every six months to ensure your dental wellness and prevent small issues from becoming large problems.
Why a Dental Cleaning?
Dental cleaning is absolutely vital to continued dental health.
Every day, a bacterial film called plaque begins to cover our teeth. Daily hygiene practices such as brushing and flossing can clean this away for the most part, but build up is inevitable. Once plaque hardens in hard-to-reach places, the only way to get it cleared up is through a professional cleaning treatment.
Contact Us Today for a Dental Checkup
Your total dental wellness is our ultimate goal. Providing you with the best possible care while working within your busy schedule is very important to us. Our hygiene appointments can generally be done within one hour.
We highly recommend getting a regular dental exam at least twice a year. If you are in need of a checkup or dental cleaning, don’t hesitate to contact us here in our Columbus office!