Biannual Dental Cleanings and Exams
Regardless of how often you brush and floss, plaque can still build up on your teeth. Regular exams and dental cleanings by a professional dentist can help maintain and preserve your teeth, improving your overall oral health. We want to help you maintain good oral health so we’ll also provide you with preventive general dentistry tips like the best way to brush and floss.
How Often Do You Need a Dental Exam?
We recommend you have your teeth cleaned and examined by your dentist every 6 months. Tartar and plaque can buildup even with regular brushing and flossing. Seeing your dentist will help prevent cavities and help make sure you don’t have any underlying issues going on with your teeth or gums. We can also help brighten your smile by removing stains caused by coffee, tea, wine or other substances.
Regular Oral Cancer Screenings
Around 35,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. Men, tobacco smokers, heavy drinkers, and people over the age of 60 are most at risk of oral cancer. The best way to prevent oral cancer is with early detection and treatment. Our family dentistry provides regular oral cancer screenings every 6 months. These screenings are pain-free and they only take a few minutes– we look for unusual lumps, discoloration, and other abnormalities. Simply let our dental hygienists know you’re interested in having an oral cancer screening and they can perform it during your regular cleaning. If anything unusual is detected, we may refer you for specialized testing.