Keeping Your Teeth, Mouth, and Gums Healthy
Along with the American Dental Association, SmileScapes Dentistry in Alpharetta recommends that patients come in every six months for regular dental visits. During this bi-annual visit, the SmileScapes Dentistry team will conduct a dental cleaning and will check the condition of your general oral health.
Regular dental visits serve as an important preventative function. By checking your teeth, mouth, and gums every six months, Dr. Woods and the SmileScapes Dentistry team can catch any issues early before they turn into more serious problems.
Read more to find out what to expect during a dental cleaning at SmileScapes Dentistry in Alpharetta.
Dental Cleanings: What to Expect
During your regular dental visits at SmileScapes Dentistry, our dental hygienist will first thoroughly clean your teeth, flossing and polishing them and removing any plaque or tartar build-up.
During your cleanings, your dental hygienist will also check your mouth for any possible issues with loose or cracked teeth, dental appliances, crowns, or fillings.
Our expert dental hygienists and assistants take great care to ensure that our patients are comfortable and relaxed throughout their dental cleaning. After your visit, you will leave with a refreshed, clean-feeling mouth and smile.
Regular Dental Visits: More Than Just Cleaning
After your dental cleaning, Dr. Woods will carry out a number of examinations to ensure that you are in good oral health.
Dr. Woods will examine your gums to check for any signs of damage or gum disease. By catching symptoms of gum disease early, our team can help patients prevent further damage from occurring.
In addition to gum health, Dr. Woods will check your tongue and throat.
He will also check your bite, lymph nodes, and jaw for possible issues or signs of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ). While these examinations are quick and simple, they are also a crucial aspect of your oral health.
After evaluating your overall dental health, Dr. Woods and the SmileScapes Dentistry team may also make some recommendations to help you better maintain your oral hygiene in-between visits.
Why Regular Dental Check-Ups Are So Important
Regular dental checkups and cleanings are essential to good dental hygiene and health. SmileScapes Dentistry in Alpharetta recommends that patients receive a check-up at least once every six months to help keep teeth clean and prevent gum disease and other health issues. That’s because, in addition to a dental cleaning, a dental checkup also includes extensive examinations intended to detect dental problems in their early stages.
Find out more about what goes on during a regular dental checkup at SmileScapes Dentistry to see why they are so important to not only your teeth but your overall health and wellness.
Regular Checkups at SmilesScapes Help Keep Teeth and Gums Healthy
During a routinely scheduled dental checkup at SmileScapes Dentistry in Alpharetta, Dr. Robert Woods and your dental hygienist will examine your teeth and gums to gauge their overall health and address any issues such as cavities, cracked teeth, or teeth in need of crowns or other dental work.
By catching these issues in their early stages, our team can address them before they turn into more serious issues that can be a lot more painful – both physically and financially. Scheduling regular examinations with SmileScapes Dentistry means that you are proactively working towards better dental health and hygiene so that your smile will be beautiful and healthy for years to come.
Routine Dental Cleanings Clean Your Teeth of Plaque and Tartar
After an examination of your teeth and gums for signs of dental issues or disease, your dental hygienist will clean and polish your teeth, removing any plaque or tartar buildup that has accumulated since your last visit. While tartar can be removed through practicing good brushing and flossing habits at home, existing plaque can only be dealt with during a professional dental cleaning.
Regularly having the tartar and plaque buildup removed from your teeth helps prevent gum irritation and gum disease – not to mention leaving you with a sparkling smile!
Examinations Include Visual Screenings for Other Health Problems Too
In addition to examining your teeth and gums for dental issues, a regular dental checkup at SmileScapes Dentistry in Alpharetta also includes an examination of your cheeks, tongue, neck, and head for other issues such as diabetes, oral cancer, and vitamin deficiencies.
There are many diseases and health conditions that show symptoms in the gums and soft tissue of your mouth and throat before they cause other problems in your health or physical well-being.
Scheduling regular dental cleanings can help catch the warning signs of these diseases earlier so that they can be treated before they become serious.