Every six months, you should make time for a routine dental exam and to have your teeth professionally cleaned. These preventive procedures may seem minor, or something that brushing and flossing already take care of, but the truth is that you need a checkup and cleaning to keep your smile healthy. What are the benefits of these preventive procedures?
Benefits of Checkup and Cleanings
We Can Catch Problems in the Early Stages: During a checkup, we will examine your smile using advanced technology, including intraoral cameras and digital x-rays. We can obtain a detailed view of your oral health, examining your jaw, teeth, gums, and joints. We can then identify possible problem areas and recommend treatment before they progress. We will look for signs of tooth decay, gingivitis, gum disease, TMJ disorder, bruxism, and even oral cancer.
You Can Enjoy Fresh Breath: A dental cleaning involves the use of an ultrasonic scaler to remove plaque from the surface of your teeth. Doing so can stop halitosis and help you maintain fresher breath, as plaque develops when bacteria breaks down food particles, a process known to cause bad breath.
We Can Reduce the Risk of Cavities and Gum Disease: Plaque buildup can irritate the gum tissue, leading to inflammation that can cause gum disease to form. Plaque buildup also weakens tooth enamel and increases oral acidity, making the onset of tooth decay more likely. Fortunately, having your teeth cleaned can address these concerns.
You Can Enjoy a Brighter Smile: After we remove the buildup from your teeth, we will thoroughly polish them. This leaves your smile brighter. We understand how important a bright and stain-free smile can be! If you have any questions or concerns about our checkups and cleanings, then please contact our office today.
Do You Need a Checkup?
Dr. Janet Goguen, DMD, can examine and clean your smile, helping you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Call our office in Upton, MA, today at 508-529-4591 to schedule your next cleaning. We proudly welcome patients from all surrounding communities, including, Grafton, Hopedale, Whitinsville, and more.