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Many Steps Go into Your Dental Checkup

Posted on 6/7/2021 by Dr. Christianne Lee
Many Steps Go into Your Dental CheckupIt is recommended that you take care of your mouth and teeth by having regular dental checkups, but you may wonder what happens at your checkup after you walk through the door of our office. There are many steps to a dental checkup so that we can be sure that your teeth are healthy and dental issues are prevented. Many people assume that we clean your teeth, which is true, but there is a lot more that goes into a checkup aside from the teeth cleaning portion.

Components of a Dental Checkup

A major component of a dental checkup is teeth cleaning, but a lot goes into the cleaning itself. The dental cleaning is typically performed by one of our dental assistances. There are various tools used in dental cleaning, including removing or scraping tartar and plaque from the teeth and the gums. The teeth are then polished. Next, we may order dental x-rays to further diagnose any dental concerns brought forward by the assistant or that we notice during a more detailed exam. After the cleaning, we will complete a more detailed checkup, including the review of any x-rays. We carefully examine the gums, palate, throat, and neck. We will then discuss any preventative care necessary and discuss your overall oral health.

Following a good healthcare routine, which includes regular checkups can be great in preventing any significant dental issues and may enhance your overall health, as well as your smile and mouth. We take great pride in making sure that all your concerns are addressed during a checkup appointment, and we discuss any abnormalities or concerns with you directly. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a checkup, please give our office a call today and let us see what we can do to help you.

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