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Dental Exams and Cleanings: An Important Part of a Healthy Smile

By Dr. Treiber on November 26, 2015

A woman having her teeth examinedWhen it comes to great dental care in the Canton area, patients can rely on the team at Treiber Dental Center. We offer comprehensive general dentistry for healthy teeth and gums, with a focus on preventative care and patient education.

Many people take routine dental visits for granted, but they really shouldn't. The routine checkups can work wonders for your smile.

Seeing Your Dentist Twice a Year Is Essential

While seeing a dentist two times a year doesn't seem like it makes a major difference, it actually can mean the difference between a healthy smile and an unhealthy smile. Even for people who brush and floss regularly, a dentist performs the kinds of treatments that cannot be done at home. These advanced services are preventative and restorative in nature, helping address minor problems before they become more serious.

Dental X-rays and Advanced Diagnostics

A key part of a traditional dental visit is taking dental x-rays and ussing other advanced imaging diagnostic tools to identify problems and potential problems. This will allow a dentist to examine the teeth, gums, jaw joint, and other structures of the mouth. By noting the structures through x-rays, a problem or disorder can be identified and treated sooner rather than later.

Checking for Lesions, Sores, and Other Problems

It's also common for dentists to identify various kinds of abnormal growths or lesions on the gums and soft tissues of the mouth during the exam. A cold sore that won't heal may actually be the first warning sign of a serious health problem such as oral cancer. Noting these issues means helping you stay healthy, and catching it as early as possible will allow you to achieve excellent health and wellness.

The Effectiveness of Routine Dental Cleanings

Routine dental cleanings are another common part of a dental visit. During these cleanings, the dental hygienist and dentist thoroughly floss and brush your teeth, polishing all of the surfaces of the tooth, concentrating on the hard-to-reach places in particular. A little bit of scraping may also be ideal for getting rid of small accumulations of tartar and plaque buildup.

Discussing Your Dental Problems and Concerns

Meeting with your dentist in person means a chance to discuss your dental health concerns with a professional. If you notice issues with bad breath, dry mouth, clicks in the jaw, or other issues with your mouth, feel free to bring these up with your dentist. Speaking about these matters means that they can be explored in more detail.

Planning for Future Dental Work

If you do need more advanced dental treatments at a later time, the routine dental visit is a great chance to discuss the treatment plan with your dentist. A full timeline for the procedure and recovery can be written out and discussed, and you can get all the info you need ahead of time so you know what to expect. This is all part of good dentistry: comprehensive patient education for optimal wellness and and lasting health.

Learn More About Routine Dental Exams

If you would like more information about routine dental work and how it can help you have a healthy and beautiful smile, it's important that you contact our advanced dental care center today. Dr. Bruce E. Treiber looks forward to your visit and helping you achieve the healthiest smile possible.

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