Our team wants to help you and your family enjoy optimal oral health and strong, bright smiles. To keep a close eye on the smile and prevent cavities and gum disease, we could recommend a six-month checkup and cleaning. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist talks about checkups and cleanings.
The exam involves our team taking a close look at your smile with digital x-rays and intraoral camera images. This will enable our team to identify areas of concern and address them before they threaten the health, stability, and appearance of your smile. Our team can watch for signs of tooth decay, infection, gingivitis, and even gum disease. We assess any wear and friction for signs of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding), and we also screen for oral cancer too. The earlier we diagnose areas of concern, the sooner we can treat them, so you avoid painful symptoms and complications.
Our digital x-rays use 90% less radiation, and the images they gather can be seen chairside, so no need to wait for them to develop in harsh chemicals. This is better for environment and also saves you time in the chair. We can then diagnose problems with greater precision and accuracy. For a clearer view of the surfaces of the teeth and gums, we could us intraoral camera technology. A better diagnosis means a healthier smile and more effective treatment.
The Cleaning Process
In the same visit, we will also help your smile with a dental cleaning. Brushing and flossing is vital, but this cannot remove plaque and tartar completely. If the buildup remains in place, this could increase the risk of teeth stains, and breath, cavities, and even periodontal issues. With a cleaning, we move these using an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool. We then polish the teeth for a brighter appearance and a smoother feel. The process only a takes a few minutes to finish! If you have warning signs of gingivitis or gum disease, we may recommend an ultrasonic scaling and root planing to remove the buildup from both the teeth and the roots, so the issue can be easily managed with routine cleanings every three to four months. If you have any questions, then give us a call today.
Do You Have Any Questions About Preventive Dentistry?
Our team wants to help you and your family maintain good oral health. Schedule an appointment today and learn more about the best ways to protect your smile with preventive treatment. You can also call E-Care Dentistry in Olathe, KS, today at 913-586-2718. 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.