The American Dental Association recommends frequent dental checkups and professional cleanings for patients of all ages. At your checkup, the dentist may take X-rays or photographs, and he or she will thoroughly inspect your teeth and gums for signs of trouble. Issues like hairline cracks and small areas of decay can be treated quickly and effectively. By identifying and resolving problems early, we can save you time, money, and inconvenience.
At your checkup, we may assess your risk for:
Even those patients with good oral hygiene need to visit the dentist regularly for professional cleanings. Plaque and tartar collect below the gum line, beyond the reach of a tooth brush and dental floss. If left to fester, plaque and tartar can cause tooth decay, as well as gum disease. The hygienist will remove tartar buildup, assess any existing dental work, and polish your teeth to remove surface stains and prevent bacterial attachment. She can also offer homecare techniques and recommend over-the-counter products, like fluoride, which curbs sensitivity and strengthens tooth enamel.
If you’re due for a checkup or cleaning, call our office to schedule an appointment. Each of our eight locations provides affordable dental care with exceptional results for families throughout the greater Charlotte area.