We want to help families in our community enjoy strong and healthy smiles. Which is why we recommend checking on your oral health with routine exams and dental cleanings every few months. In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI, dentist talks about protecting your oral health with a checkup and dental cleaning.
We want to see you and your family for a dental checkup every six months, so we can monitor the smile and identify any possible changes that could mean the sonnet of oral health concerns. Tooth decay and gum disease don’t form overnight, so checking in with us twice a year means we can watch for the early signs and take action, often before you experience painful symptoms. For kids, these visits help them better understand their smile and the importance of good oral hygiene. Regular visits also help reduce dental anxiety in children too!
We will use advanced digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to examine the smile and identify issues like tooth decay, dental infection, gingivitis, and even gum disease. We can screen for oral cancer too, and make sure your child’s smile is growing and developing as it should. These visits may seem minor, but dental checkups are essential for good oral health.
Cleaning Your Smile
As part of your dental checkup, we will also clean the teeth. A dental cleaning helps smiles of all ages, and involves using an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool to break up and remove all plaque and tartar buildup. Once we do, we will polish the smile for a brighter appearance. The cleaning helps fight bad breath and teeth stains, and also keeps cavities and periodontal concerns at bay as well. If you have warning signs of gingivitis or gum disease, such as sore, red, and bleeding gums, our team can offer a deep cleaning to remove buildup for the teeth and the roots.
Screening for Oral Cancer
The American Cancer Society and the Oral Cancer Foundation recommend a screening at least once a year for adults. Early diagnosis is key to a full recovery, and lack of an early diagnosis is why half of those diagnosed each year succumb to the dentist in as little as five years. If you haven’t had a screening lately, then let us know right away!
If you have any questions about our dental checkups, or if you would like to schedule one for yourself or a member of your family, then contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Have Questions About General Dental Visits?
Contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling 248-693-6213 to schedule your next appointment with our team and find out more about the benefits of an exam and dental cleaning.