To prevent numerous oral health problems we recommend a check-up every six months. Generally, check-ups include several steps: we start by reviewing your concerns, dental chart, and medical history so we can provide top care for you. A regular check-up includes a careful visual exam of your mouth, checking the color and contours of your gums.
Next we take the necessary Digital X-rays to diagnose other conditions that cannot be easily seen. X-rays show us cavities between and inside the teeth, signs of periodontal disease (gum disease), such as the loss of bone around the teeth. In addition, x-rays allow us to see cysts, abscesses, and other problems.
Then we clean your teeth, this is routinely known as a prophylaxis or “prophy.” To clean your teeth, we use instruments to carefully remove tartar and plaque above and below the gumline. Also use polishing instruments to remove stains from your teeth. Finally, we will carefully review your homecare routine.