Why You Need Dental Checkups

Dental Smile

When was the last time you and your family had their dental checkup or teeth cleaned? Even if you brush and floss everyday, you still need to have your Ormond Beach dentist examine your teeth. They will be able to remove plaque buildup with a cleaning and check for cavities.

Why it’s done

A regular dental checkup helps protect your teeth and your overall body health. Signs and symptoms of some diseases, such as lupus diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis might show up in the mouth first. If your dentist finds indications of disease, they will be able to suggest visiting a doctor.

An exam also gives your dentist a chance to provide tips on caring for your teeth and to detect oral health problems early. This can help prevent things from getting out of hand.

Your Dental Examination

Oral examinations benefit people of all ages, from kids to adults and even senior citizens. When you see us for an exam, we will be able to quickly and comfortably gather a series of detailed images of your smile. Along with viewing your gums and teeth, these images also provide clear pictures of your roots, oral structures, and more. A precise and accurate diagnosis is possible, and we can often begin treatment for issues before you experience symptoms. Our team looks for any issues like gingivitis, tooth decay, dental infections, and even periodontal disease. The exams also help to identify any indicators of bruxism and TMJ disorder, tooth misalignment and/or oral cancer.

Having Your Teeth Cleaned Regularly

We recommend our dental checkup membership to everyone! During your dental checkup, we will be able to gauge the health of your smile and create a treatment plan. This will help us work with you on any issues we might uncover. The procedure essentially removes a large amount of plaque and tartar buildup. During the process we use an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool.

Removing any plaque we find helps prevent enamel erosion and gum inflammation. It also helps to safeguard your teeth from tooth decay and gum disease. The process could also help fight bad breath and prevent some forms of discoloration. If you have warning signs of gingivitis or gum disease, such as red, sore and/or bleeding gums, Dr. Drake may also recommend a scaling and root planning to remove buildup from the teeth and the roots as well. During the final process we polish the teeth for a brighter appearance.

Contact Us

Our team is ready to help you and your family with optimal oral health. For more information on our general dental treatments or to schedule a visit, contact your Ormond Beach, dentist, Dr. Drake, by calling (386) 673-1611.

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