Long-term, good oral health is important for an overall high-quality life. At the same time, achieving a truly healthy mouth requires multiple factors. Beyond regular brushing and flossing, your twice-annual dental checkup will involve examining and addressing all the relevant aspects to your oral health. It will also involve cleaning and polishing your teeth.
The appointment starts with one of our hygienists performing a thorough cleaning to remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth and along the gumline. This is followed up by a dental-polishing procedure to remove minor surface stains. If your teeth suffer from more significant staining issues, you might want to ask about your teeth whitening options.
While cleaning your teeth, the hygienist will keep an eye out for signs of tooth decay or gum disease. Your dentist will then perform a thorough examination of your mouth. If there are any problems with cavities or periodontal disease, we will discuss your treatment options.
At the end of the appointment, your dentist will conduct a basic oral cancer screening. This will involve an examination of your tongue, neck, cheek and throat to detect any early signs or symptoms of oral or pharyngeal cancer.
If you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 210-526-0925 to schedule an appointment at with a member of our friendly staff. We are always happy to take your call.