When it comes to protecting your smile health, regular oral care at home must be combined with routine checkups/cleanings. While many common oral health issues can be prevented with good oral hygiene, but even with meticulous care for your teeth, professional exams and cleanings are still needed. Here is a closer look at what happens during these important routine dental visits.
Professional Cleanings Don’t Compare to At-Home Oral Hygiene
Even though you may brush and floss your teeth religiously every day, it is not always enough to keep your gums and teeth healthy. Professional cleanings twice or more a year ensures that all plaque is cleared away, even in the places you cannot reach on your own. In fact, once plaque hardens into tartar, professional dental cleaning tools are the only way to remove it.
At your dental checkup, a hygienist carefully examines your gum health and ensures the right periodontal cleaning is used to keep your teeth and gums healthy. This can prevent gum disease, reduce cavities and even reverse gingivitis if you begin to have a gum infection.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
Another important aspect of your oral health is your annual dental exam. Dr. Mitzi Morris will perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth using the latest dental technology. We utilize advanced tools to help identify cavities, and you’ll even get a quick and painless screening for oral cancer while you sit in the dental chair. Dr. Morris also uses an intraoral camera to show you on a computer screen any issues that are occurring in your mouth, keeping you informed on the state of your oral health along the way.
Last but not least, checkups are the best way to catch dental issues in the early stages before they become larger, more expensive problems. With regular checkups and cleanings at our office, we can help protect your oral health and reduce the amount of dental treatments you will need in the future.
Call Dr. Mitzi Morris today to book a dental cleaning and exam for you or a member of your family. We accept most dental insurance plans that cover checkups and cleanings as part of your preventive care.