One of the best ways to maintain your oral health and reduce your dental costs is to keep up with your routine checkups and cleanings. General dental care is usually covered under most dental insurance plans, which is another reason to ensure you come in for regular care. At Garrisonville Dental, we want to help maintain your smile and keep it beautiful and healthy.
Your routine cleanings with our hygienist are when we check the health of your gums and clean your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar. Most adults should have routine cleanings twice a year, but those with gingivitis or later stages of gum disease may need more frequent and deeper cleanings. Although you may brush and floss your teeth twice a day at home, there are some areas that can be missed. Your cleanings at our office help remove tartar that can irritate gums and lead to gum disease.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
Along with cleanings twice a year, you should also have a checkup or exam at least once a year. This is a chance for the dentist to inspect the health of your teeth and recommend treatments. We use intraoral cameras during exams, so we can show you any areas that have decay, cracks or other issues. This is a good chance to catch dental issues when they are small and get them repaired before they become bigger, more expensive problems.
Your checkup is also a good time to talk to one of our dentists about elective dental treatments in which you may be interested. If you have been considering whitening, porcelain veneers or orthodontics to improve your smile, or maybe a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, ask your dentist about these procedures.
If it has been over six months since your last cleaning or over a year for exams, contact Garrisonville Dental to schedule your next visit.