Dental Check Ups and Teeth Cleaning (Prophylaxis)
A healthy body starts with a healthy mouth. Maintaining good oral health is important to your overall health. In addition to daily brushing and flossing, you can help protect your oral health by seeing your dentist regularly for checkups. Oral cancer screening is to identify any abnormalities in your mouth and biopsy if necessary to check for cancer. In cases where detected early, there is a much greater chance for a cure.
Dental cleanings are necessary to remove plaque and tartar that is still above the gum line before the bacteria get a chance to do harm. Once they become virulent, bacteria colonies produce a toxin which can cause gingivitis and periodontal disease which can destroy gum and bone tissue if left untreated. At some of your dental visits, your dentist may decide to take X-rays of your teeth to look for decay, gum disease, or other dental problems. Our hygienists are trained and certified to spot, prevent, and treat problems of the gums. It’s recommended that patients who do not have gum disease get a dental checkup every six months.