Regular dental checkups and professional teeth cleanings at least twice a year not only help keep your smile beautiful and bright, these preventative services help ensure and maintain your overall health. The health of your mouth directly reflects the condition of your body as a whole.
Did you know that over 90 percent of systemic diseases have oral manifestations such as mouth ulcers, gum problems, swollen gums or dry mouth. It may surprise you that your dentist may be the first healthcare provider to diagnose a health concern in its early stages.
Preventative care is the most valuable service we can offer our patients.
While proper and consistent brushing and flossing twice a day is essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums, a professional teeth cleaning and oral examination will allow us to detect any health concerns that may not be detected by the naked eye. For example, during your oral hygiene appointment, your dentist or dental hygienist will use specialized tools to reach places that a toothbrush and floss can’t.
We clean the area below the gumline, in between teeth, we check the tiny crevices of teeth for any sign of decay and can safely remove plaque and calculus to rejuvenate your smile. Preventative dentistry helps ensure the optimum oral hygiene of our patients.
Oral hygiene helps to prevent the need for more invasive dental treatment down the road.
During your dental checkup, your dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, cheeks and gums, including an oral cancer screening to ensure optimum oral health. We will also take x-rays to detect any cavities that may have formed in between teeth, identify any impacted teeth, and check for proper jaw alignment.
These preventative services may seem trivial. However, regular dental checkups and teeth cleaning are the best way to help facilitate the early detection of oral health concerns so that they may be treated before developing into a more serious problem requiring more extensive and more expensive dental procedures.
At Foothills Dentistry, we believe in preserving as much of your natural teeth as possible. By maintaining oral hygiene both at home and through in office checkups and cleanings, we can help ensure your smile lasts a lifetime.