Why Routine Dental Checkups are More Than Just a Cleaning
Maybe you haven’t seen a dentist for a while because of your busy schedule. Or perhaps you are panicky about seeing a dentist because you have let your guard down on oral hygiene. Whatever your reason, the longer you wait before seeing a dentist, the more you are at risk of costly and time-consuming dental procedures.
Dental cleanings are an essential aspect of your oral hygiene, and you shouldn’t skip them at any point. However, when you visit the Family Dentistry of Walnut Creek, it’s not all about cleanings. While you will leave our office with a cleaner and fresher breath, the truth is that cleanings are just a part of your dental checkup. Here are reasons why dental exams are much more than cleaning your teeth.
Examining your dental health
The word “dental cleaning” may be used to refer to a dental visit. However, we do more than clean your teeth. Dr. Troy Schmedding and the team scrutinize your teeth to look out for signs of cavities and tooth decay. We devise a corrective treatment plan to restore your oral health to its optimal best if we spot dental cavities or signs of tooth decay.
Checking out for early signs of gum disease
Your oral health isn’t all about your teeth. Your gums are equally important. During dental exams, your dentist probes the gums to check the gap between your teeth and gums. If the depth is considerable, it’s a sign you are developing gum disease. If you have signs of gum disease, we will embark on a treatment plan to curb this condition before it advances to an irreversible stage.
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Oral cancer screening
During dental appointments, we examine your tongue, gums, and neck to look out for lumps and other abnormalities that indicate the presence of mouth cancer. As you know, early detection of oral cancer is critical for successful treatment.
Enjoy regular dental checkups in Walnut Creek, California
Ready to enjoy the full range benefits of routine exams? Please dial (925) 956-4266 to schedule an appointment with the Family Dentistry of Walnut Creek. We have an experienced dental team that will ensure your oral health remains in tip-top condition today, tomorrow, and for many years to come.