Regular dental checkups are an important part of preventive dentistry that we carry out at in Landis, NC. It is key if you want to maintain your oral health and prevent major problems.
You probably think we're only looking at your teeth when you come in for a dental checkup but that's not the case. With modern technology, such as x-rays and other tools, our dental hygienist and dentist can see everything happening inside of your mouth. Thus, if you have any dental health issues, we can detect them and get you started on the right treatment to prevent them from becoming worse.
What to Expect During a Checkup?
A dental examination can not only monitor oral health, but also other medical concerns such as diabetes. This is because many patients with diabetes experience dry mouth and have trouble with bad breath or halitosis due to the malfunction of the salivary glands when there are high levels of blood sugars in the body. Thus, an examination of your mouth can also be helpful in maintaining your general health too. You should have an oral exam conducted at least once every six months.
X-rays are performed on new patients to ensure that there do not exist any hidden injuries or illnesses within their mouth which cannot otherwise be seen with just a visual exam alone. For older patients, x-rays may be taken regularly to monitor the progression of, for example, bone loss if you have periodontal disease. Modern, digital x-rays are far less harmful than older x-rays, so the risk from radiation exposure is low. However, do talk over any anxieties you may have.
Once you've undergone your oral examination, we will recommend treatments to help with any health issues we have discovered. These can range from simple, preventive measures or a long-term treatment plan that tackles all your dental health needs.
The importance of teeth cleaning at the dentist is something that is often overlooked. Maintaining dental hygiene can prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Did you know that there are more than 150 bacteria on your toothbrush? Not to mention the millions of harmful microbes that live in your mouth. Even if you have a regular dental hygiene routine at home, there are some parts of the mouth where your brushing and flossing may not reach. This provides a haven for bacteria to multiply, producing acid plaque that attacks the teeth and gums.
During your dental checkup, our dentist in Landis, NC will conduct a professional cleaning, including prophylaxis to eliminate bacterial plaque, stains, and tartar buildup from your mouth.
Even kids should consider dental cleanings to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. We will also floss your teeth and provide fluoride treatment during your visit.
Schedule Your Next Checkup
For further information about dental checkups at Parkway Dentistry call us at (704) 857-6161 to schedule an appointment.