A dental exam before the year ends means you can start a new year with a brighter and healthier smile. If you haven’t scheduled your final exam of the year, then consider doing so now before the holidays are here. In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI, dentist talks about checkup and cleaning appointments!
Why You Need a Routine Exam
A dental exam allows our team to take a close look at your teeth, gums, roots, and oral structures with advanced digital imaging technology, such as digital x-rays. We can make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy, which means we can identify problems in the early stages, often before discomfort arises. So, you can avoid major complications with your oral health. We can diagnose cavities, infections, gingivitis, and gum disease. For kids, we can make sure smiles are growing and developing properly. We also screen for oral cancer and diagnose the presence of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). This is helpful for patients of all ages, so your whole family can benefit!
Cleaning Your Teeth
In the same visit, our team can conduct a dental cleaning procedure, in which we remove all plaque and tartar from the teeth with an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool. The cleaning is essential, as brushing and flossing cannot remove all plaque and tartar from the teeth. The cleaning helps lower the risk of bad breath, teeth stains, gingivitis, and gum disease. We then polish the teeth to make it more difficult for plaque and tartar to form on the teeth, and allow you to enjoy a brighter smile. Again, a dental cleaning is a procedure that benefits kids and adults alike, so be sure to schedule one for your family soon!
Using Your Benefits
As December is drawing to a close, you have less and less time to see us for treatment. If you have dental insurance or a health savings account fund, then you have benefits and money that will expire at midnight on December 31st. Instead of letting this happen, why not schedule a visit with our team so we can put those benefits and funds to good use, helping you start 2024 with your best smile, and helping you feel more confident when you attend your holiday gatherings.
If you have any questions about our approach to general dentistry, or if you need to schedule a checkup appointment, then please contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Want to Improve Your Smile With General Dentistry?
We want to help you start 2024 with bright and healthy smiles, and that process begins with a simple exam and cleaning visit! Contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling 248-693-6213 to schedule your next visit and end 2023 with your best smile.