Start Spring With A Dental Exam

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Spring is a time to get out there and enjoy beautiful weather and a little socializing. You obviously want your smile to look its best, and starting with a dental checkup can help. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about starting spring with a checkup and cleaning appointment.

Schedule Your Next Exam

You should see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning visit. We recommend these visits as serious oral health concerns take several months to form, so letting us take a look at your smile every six months is a chance to catch possible problems in their earliest stages. With dental exams, we look for common problems like tooth decay, infected teeth, and periodontal sites like gingivitis and gum disease. We make sure your bite is balanced and free of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). For adults, we screen for oral cancer too! We’ll clean the teeth in the same appointment to remove the harmful layers of plaque and tartar buildup that could cause complications like tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Digital X-Rays and Intraoral Cameras

How do we obtain a diagnosis with precision and accuracy? Well, in addition to a visual scan of your teeth and gums, we will use advanced digital x-rays and intraoral cameras. These gather images quickly and comfortably, and display them right always chairside, all while using a fraction of the radiation that traditional x-rays require. Once we obtain these images, we can walk you through the diagnostic process and help you better understand the state of your smile. We then create a treatment plan tailored for your smile to offer better oral health and a more attractive smile.

Oral Cancer Screenings

During your checkups, our team will use advanced digital technology to conduct a detailed and thorough oral cancer screening, in which we look for warning of possible cancerous or precancerous areas. You may be referred for a biopsy afterward. These are absolutely essential as oral cancer has a high mortality rate, which is mainly due to the fact that the disease is rarely caught in the early stages. But with regular visits to our office, we can do just that!

If you have any questions about how we treat smiles and offer thorough exams and cleanings, then contact our team today. We look forward to seeing you and your family, and helping all of you enjoy optimal oral health for years to come.

Talk To Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Your Next Visit

Our team wants to help you enjoy a strong and healthy smile, and that starts with a dental exam. For more information on our preventive appointments, then contact your Cleveland, TX, dentist, Dr. Uhrenholdt, by calling (281) 592-1234.