Every patient should visit us at least twice per year for a complete dental checkup and a professional teeth cleaning. These regularly scheduled visits are very important for maintaining proper oral health, and they allow our experts to check for any issues that may be present. In addition to a professional cleaning and exam, patients may receive an oral cancer screening, digital X-rays and fluoride applications if necessary.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
A professional teeth cleaning is designed to rid the mouth of any harmful bacteria and plaque. The process involves using special dental tools to clean the entire mouth, including the surfaces of the teeth and below the gum line. Additionally, our hygienist will eliminate surface stains by cleansing and polishing the teeth. Afterwards, the patient will enjoy cleaner teeth and reduced bad breath for many months to come. A professional teeth cleaning is also a great opportunity to check for any symptoms of tooth decay or gum disease.
Taking digital X-rays is one of the easiest and most effective ways to view the hidden areas of a patient’s mouth and detect issues that would otherwise be invisible. Our digital X-rays are safe, and they provide us with the best possible understanding of any dental issues that the patient is experiencing. Once we understand exactly what is occurring inside the patient’s mouth, we can move forward with the best possible treatment.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is a dangerous disease that is best treated when it is caught in its earliest stages. Our experts carefully examine the patient’s lips, tongue, face, throat and oral tissues for any signs or symptoms of oral cancer.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that has many proven benefits for teeth. When applied directly to a person’s teeth, fluoride works to strengthen tooth enamel and can even reverse the early effects of tooth decay. Any patient who is at a high risk of experiencing tooth decay is strongly encouraged to receive a supplemental fluoride application.
Please visit SmileWorld Dental for your next complete dental checkup. You may call our office at (209) 543-0555 to schedule an appointment.