When you undergo a dental exam, and have your teeth cleaned, this could help you avoid issues like tooth decay and gum disease. This is also beneficial for kids as well! In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists talk about the benefits of a six-month visit, what to expect from your next checkup and cleaning!
Your Family Needs a Checkup
We recommend a dental checkup visit every six months for everyone, starting at age two. These visits allow us to monitor the smile with advanced imaging systems, so we can identify areas of concern before they threaten overall oral health. We can make sure baby teeth are falling out on schedule and that permanent teeth arrive as they should for kids, and screen for oral cancer for adults. For all ages, we can look for signs of issues like tooth decay or gingivitis. The earlier we identify these issues, the less likely it is you will need extensive treatments to restore your smile’s health.
Cleaning Your Teeth
During the same visit, our team will also clean the teeth. A professional cleaning helps people of all ages, and involves using an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool to break up and remove all plaque and tartar from the teeth. This is something that brushing and flossing alone cannot do. Removing buildup and then polishing the teeth helps not only brighten the smile, but limit the risks of bad breath, tooth decay, gingivitis, and gum disease. You can then help protect your smile in between visits with daily brushing and flossing, which limits how much plaque can accumulate and harden into tartar.
Moving Forward with Treatment
What happens if we discover something in your visit that needs attention? Well, the digital images we gather will allow us to plan a personalized treatment to address the concerns, which involves a lifelike filling or crown to treat cavities or infection, a scaling and root planing to address gingivitis and manage gum disease, or an oral appliance should we find signs of TMJ disorder or bruxism. You then receive care to avoid issues that could threaten the stability of your smile in the future.
If you have any questions about our approach to preventive dentistry, or if you would like to schedule a visit for you or a member of your family, then contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Have Any Questions About Protecting Smiles?
We want to work with your family to protect overall oral health. Schedule an appointment today and learn more about our routine dental exams and dental cleanings. You can also call E-Care Dentistry in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. Find our office at 15010 S Black Bob Road Olathe, KS 66062. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.