Regardless of age regular dental visits are essential in maintaining good oral health and a bright smile! Between checkups you need to keep your teeth and gums in good condition.
The frequency of your checkups depends on the condition of your oral health. Many of our patients are on a six-month checkup and cleaning schedule. If you need special care or specific dental work, we may recommend you visit more frequently.
We understand you have a busy schedule, so while we like to make sure your appointments are informative; we also like to make sure they don’t stop you from doing the things you love!
We love seeing you at the dental office, but we also don’t want to see you in pain or discomfort because of your teeth. Prevent plaque and tartar buildup with these tips:
A dental checkup usually consists of two parts. First is the checkup and the second is the cleaning.
During the dental checkup your dentist will assess the health of your teeth and gums and also examine your head and neck. Your mouth, tongue, and throat will also be checked for signs of oral health issues. Part of the evaluation is checking your bite and jaw joints.
Your dentist will take a look at the plaque and tartar on your teeth. These two can build up quickly without good oral hygiene habits – and lead to potential gum disease. Any buildup will be removed and your teeth will be polished. Your dentist or hygienist may also demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques.
When preparing to visit the dentist, please know that your appointment can last on average from 20 to 60 minutes. To help reduce your time at the office please take a moment and fill out the Medical Update form attached and bring it with you to the office.