Physicians increasingly urge their patients to attend regular dental exams and cleanings. Why? Because research shows that gum disease can contribute to diabetes, heart disease, stroke, pre-term birth, osteoporosis, and more. So, comprehensive preventive care is crucial to long-term oral and overall health. According the American Dental Association, your teeth should be cleaned two to four times a year.
At your preventive dentistry visit, we will:
- Clean your teeth with a gentle touch
- Check for gum (periodontal) disease
- Take digital X-rays to detect decay, cysts, and/or abscesses
- Examine fillings for leaks or cracks
- Evaluate cosmetic issues and options
- Conduct an oral cancer screening