General Dentistry – Regular dental checkups are essential to maintaining good oral health. We encourage regular check-ups at least every six months.
Seeing the dentist twice a year is recommended because your dentist can:
- Identify problems that you might not see or feel
- Detect the beginning stages of decay, through regular screenings and x-rays
- Find early signs of periodontal disease through routine probings
- Treat oral health problems early, while they are still manageable
Regular checkups include:
A thorough cleaning, polishing, and an oral exam by your doctor. During the oral exam, we will assess the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. A routine oral cancer screening is part of every exam. This screening is to detect any lesions, discolorations or other abnormalities that may be present in your mouth. At each visit, we will also check old fillings and restorations because constant pressure from chewing, grinding, or clenching can cause them to wear away, chip, or crack.
Cathleen is an excellent dental hygienist, probably the best I’ve had in my quarter-century with your practice. She offers very useful advice and has full, thoughtful answers to all my questions. And she’s very friendly….Satisfied Client
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