A dental checkup is a routine visit with our dentist to assess your oral health, check for problems, and catch any early signs of issues before they become bigger concerns. Our dentist will also clean your teeth during this appointment to prevent plaque buildup and decay. If it’s been longer than six months since your last cleaning, we’ll need to perform a few additional steps to get your mouth healthy, such as a deeper cleaning.
A dental checkup typically takes just over an hour and is extremely beneficial for maintaining your oral health. We recommend getting a dental checkup every six months to ensure your smile is healthy and beautiful. If you’re in need of professional cleaning or if you have other concerns about your oral health, give us a call today to set up an appointment – we’re happy to help!
Benefits of Dental Checkups
Our dentist will clean your teeth and check for cavities at each checkup appointment. We’ll remove the tartar from your teeth that regular brushing at home doesn’t fully remove. This will help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, the two main causes of tooth loss in adult patients. When caught early, both decay and periodontal disease can be treated with less invasive procedures than when left untreated.
During your visit, our dentist will also check to make sure there are no signs of oral cancer or diabetes. If any signs are present, they can work with you to develop a treatment plan to address these issues promptly. Early diagnosis of these conditions can greatly increase the chances of successful treatment.
Importance of Regular Dental Checkups
Regular visits to the dentist every six months or so make it easy to maintain your smile and stay cavity-free. They give the dentist an opportunity to catch any issues in their early stages and eliminate the plaque buildup you may have missed during your daily oral hygiene routine. This makes your bi-annual visits to the dentist invaluable to your oral health.
Visits to the dentist are also a great time to ask any questions you may have about taking care of your teeth at home. Feel free to discuss any problem areas you may have with daily care or any concerns about the appearance of your smile. Our dental hygienist can help you learn some new tips to help keep your mouth healthy and clean between visits.
What Happens During a Dental Checkup?
A checkup is a thorough examination of your mouth and teeth. Our dentist will examine your entire mouth, your gums, your jaw, your teeth, and their supporting structures. They will look for signs of damage or decay as well as screen for oral cancer. They will also clean your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar buildup that can cause gum disease. Finally, they will apply fluoride to protect your teeth from cavities.
To find out more about the dental services offered at our dental practice, call (303) 427-4552 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit us at 7475 Dakin St #335, Denver 80221.