Dental checkups every six months are essential to good oral health as they allow the dentist and hygienist to examine your mouth for any issues on a regular basis. If anything is discovered, we can immediately respond by providing the most effective treatment. In addition to a thorough exam, a regular checkup typically includes a professional teeth cleaning and when necessary, digital X-rays.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
During a professional teeth cleaning, we can rid your mouth of harmful oral bacteria and plaque, while also providing you with oral cleanliness. We use special tools to remove plaque that has built-up on the surfaces of your teeth and below your gum line. The hygienist will also clean and polish your teeth to eliminate surface stains and discolorations. This thorough process will leave your entire mouth looking and feeling great. A professional teeth cleaning is also a great time for us to examine your mouth for any signs or symptoms of tooth decay or gum disease.
By taking digital X-rays, we can safely and quickly view hidden areas of your mouth. Digital radiography devices allow us to see extremely detailed and clear pictures that provide us with a better understanding of any oral health issues. Once we know exactly what is occurring and what issues are affecting you, we can proceed forward with the best possible method of treatment.
Is it time for your regular checkup? Give us a call today at (512) 668-9468 to schedule.