When was the last time you stopped by our office for a checkup? Due to the pandemic, many people have put off their routine exams. Instead of letting your smile develop poor oral health due to lack of exams and cleanings, why not see us before the year ends? In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about why you need a dental exam.
What a Checkup Looks For
The checkup is a chance for our team to sit you down and take a close look at not only your teeth, but your gums, roots, and jaw. Identifying the presence of serious oral health issues, especially in the early stage, means you can often avoid the need for extensive treatment down the road. We often watch for cavities, dental infections, gingivitis, and gum disease. But we also check for TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding, and may also screen for oral cancer during your visit. In addition to adults, we suggest the same visit for children ages two and older every six months as well.
We don’t just perform a visual scan with our eyes. Using advanced technology, we can see beneath the gum lines and obtain incredibly detailed pictures of your smile in its entirety. We employ digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to accomplish this, which makes the process more streamlined and provides more accurate results too. The images can be seen chairside, so we can walk you through the diagnostic process and help you understand the state of your smile. We also plan your treatment with precision and accuracy, crafting one that fits in your budget and in your schedule.
A dental cleaning is also performed in the same visit for patients of all ages. The process is a simple one. We use an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool to break up and remove all plaque and tartar. We then thoroughly polish the teeth as well. This process not only fights bad breath and prevents stained teeth, but could help lower the risk of cavities, infection, and periodontal issues as well!
Use Your Benefits
Now is a great time to see us, as you can use your remaining 2021 dental insurance benefits, or any leftover health savings funds, before they expire. You also have the chine to greet 2022 with your best possible smile! If you have any questions about how we help keep smiles in our community healthy, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Keeping Smiles Healthy?
Our team wants to help you and your family avoid the onset of dental cavities. If you would like to learn more about how our team examines and cleans your teeth, then schedule a consultation today by contacting Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, at (281) 592-1234. You can also find our practice at 205 E. Houston St. Cleveland, TX 77327.