From a young age, you likely have heard parents, siblings, elders, and your dentist emphasized the need for brushing your teeth. As you got older, your morning and/or evening routine developed into pretty much second nature, making it a mindless task for sake of repetitive action. Though this can be a good thing, it is also important that you consistently revisit your at-home preventive routine to ensure best practices are maintained. Still, no routine is complete without attending your regular checkups and cleanings. In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI dentist discusses the important areas of your in-office routine and how they lead to a healthier smile overall.
Every Six Months
Though dentistry in and of itself is a complex area of study, no section is more imperative to a healthy smile than that of dental prevention. You see, preventive dentistry is the name of the game when it comes to caring for your grin, and without an effective and consistent routine, you would face many more issues with your smile’s health, function, structure, and more than you would expect to.
Indeed, most dentists out there agree that the three primary components to excellent oral health at home consist of brushing the teeth twice daily, flossing after meals, and rinsing using antiseptic mouthwash. Even practicing all of these consistently, however, you need the insight of an informed opinion to make sure you stay on the right track.
In order to ensure minor issues do not develop into major concerns, as well as to monitor your smile’s health, we recommend coming in for an in-office checkup and cleaning at least once every six months. To learn more about this process and how it benefits your grin, give our team a call today.
Checking For Infections
When you come in for your checkup and cleaning, we will begin by taking x-rays of your oral structures. This allows for a proper indication of any potential areas of interest. After this, we will carefully but thoroughly begin examining your structures for signs of damage, trauma, infection, decay, and more. Once these steps have been completed, we will move on to cleaning and polishing your structures. Give our team a call today to learn more.
Providing a Detailed Cleaning
Though you are able to remove most deposits of bacteria-laden plaque from your teeth with brushing, some can work its way into the hard-to-clean areas of the mouth. With detailed precision, we will remove tough plaque and tartar deposits, as well as rinse the mouth the ensure as many areas are cared for as possible. Finally, we will polish your teeth, and then you will be on your way!
Schedule Your Appointment
To learn more about the function of a dental checkup, or to schedule your next appointment with our team, contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling 248-693-6213 and speak to a member of our team today.