At Alencar Family Dentistry, we believe that good oral health begins with proper oral hygiene practices. Taking complete care of your oral health is crucial because poor oral health can affect not just your teeth and gums but also the rest of your body and organs.
Routine dental exams and cleanings are the most systematic methods of identifying irregularities in the mouth and stopping potential problems from further deterioration. However, many patients don’t realize the benefits of routine oral exams and cleanings. They are worried and stressed out because they don’t know what is involved during a regular dental checkup.
Why Should You Have Regular Dental Exams?
Most people associate pain, drilling, and complex invasive dental procedures, when the word dentist is mentioned. As a result, many people only visit the dental office when they feel pain or extreme discomfort, both of which could be avoided with regular oral care. In addition, some of the problems detected early during a dental checkup include cavities, tooth decay, gum diseases, and oral cancer. Recognizing and dealing with these problems early enough increases the chances of successful treatment and helps to save on costs in the long run.
When you come in for your routine checkups and consultations, we will carry out a thorough examination of your teeth and gums while looking for any current or potential problems. This may include measurements, images, or x-rays whose results will eventually be used to make a diagnosis.
Once a diagnosis has been arrived at, our dental experts will recommend various treatment options. Though some of these treatments may seem needless, but will ultimately serve your overall general health. Finally, we will also give you detailed instructions on maintaining good oral hygiene and care for your teeth, and preventing future dental issues.
What Is Involved In Routine Cleanings?
Dental cleanings are extremely crucial to maintaining your oral health throughout the year. At Alencar Family Dentistry, we suggest scheduling a cleaning with us about once in six months. We will perform a systematic and comprehensive cleaning of your teeth by extracting plaque from places that are hard to reach and applying fluoride to ensure protection for your teeth. As previously mentioned, in between your visits, it is vital to keep up with your daily brushing, flossing, and use of mouthwash.
Good oral health is the foundation of any great smile. You can start to improve the state of your teeth health by contacting Alencar Family Dentistry at (757) 546-0301 and scheduling an appointment with our dentist Dr. Jayme Alencar Oliveira.