Routine Dentistry: Jumpstarting the Way to Good Dental Health
Good dental health starts with a combination of proper personal dental hygiene practices, and routine dentistry. Regular visits to the dentist will ensure that you are can enjoy your beautiful smiles for a much longer period of time, and will be beneficial in helping you avoid the discomfort, extra expenses, and embarrassment that dental problems can bring. Regular dental checkups are important in the quick detection of dental problems, so that they can be treated in the earliest possible time to avoid further complications.
What to Expect from a Routine Dental Checkup?
When you have a routine dental checkup, we will thoroughly check your whole mouth; this includes your gums, teeth and soft tissue. We may need to take digital x-rays or images during the checkup to help us get a good idea of your dental health.
This includes the removal of plaque or tartar. The removal of these deposits prevents the onset of tooth decay and gum disease.
“Your teeth will also feel a lot cleaner, and much smoother, after the polishing procedure that comes with the dental cleaning”.
Routine dentistry also includes the application of fluoride on the surface of teeth to prevent decay. If necessary, sealants can also be applied on the chewing surfaces of your teeth to protect them and stop cavities forming.
During a routine dental checkup, the dentist can give you valuable tips when it comes to properly taking care of your oral health. You may be asked what your regular diet consists of, and may be given advice on which food items and beverages can keep your teeth and gums healthy. Effective tooth brushing and flossing techniques are demonstrated so you will have a better idea of how you can take care of your teeth.