Did you know that your oral health is deeply connected to your overall health? That means that if your teeth and gums are happy and healthy, you might experience improved overall health.
With that being said, what more of a reason do you need to see us every six months?
Our team is happy to offer general checkup and cleanings for patients of all walks of life, including the littlest members of your family to seniors and all who are in between.
Here’s a bit more about our process.
An Checkup and Clean Visit With Us
An appointment for a general checkup and clean will last roughly 45 minutes. During that time, we’ll examine your mouth for any irregularities—including checking your tongue to make sure it looks healthy. We also want to make sure your jaw has no issues, so we’ll check to make sure your bite is looking good and that we aren’t hearing any ‘clicking’ sounds when you move your teeth. If we find any issues, we’ll be sure to let you know and recommend a proper treatment.
We’ll also look for any lesions around your teeth and gums, and inspect the gum line and teeth for excess plaque buildup. If everything looks good, we’ll move forward with the cleaning portion of your visit. During a clean, we’ll scrape plaque buildup, floss between each tooth, polish them and finish with a fluoride treatment if we believe that’s the best for your needs.
An oral hygiene visit with us should be completed every six months—twice each year.
Frequently Asked Questions
How old should my child be for their first visit?
We welcome children of all ages into our care! The typical rule of thumb is that when your child’s first tooth erupts, you should bring them in for a quick checkup to ensure that everything is on target and looking as it should.
How should I care for implants and veneers?
If you have implants and/or veneers, you should care for them exactly as you would your natural teeth. That means brushing and flossing every day, and contacting us if you’re having any issues with them.
What kind of toothpaste should I use?
Not all toothpastes are created equal. If you have sensitive teeth, try purchasing a brand that is designed for that specifically. Otherwise, we recommend using a fluoridated toothpaste or mouth rinse to help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Children should not use adult toothpaste until they are age 9 or older.
What if I miss my appointment?
If you miss a scheduled appointment with us for a general checkup and clean, we encourage you to give us a call to reschedule. We’ll never judge a patient who hasn’t seen us in a while—we simply want to provide you with the best possible oral health care there is.