Regular dental checkups are very important for maintaining optimal oral health and a great looking smile. We advise every patient to visit our practice at least twice per year for this very purpose. During these visits, our experts will professionally clean the teeth and gums in order remove any harmful accumulations of tartar and plaque. This also gives us the chance to take a close look to diagnose any serious oral health conditions that may be present. Every patient who comes to New Image Dentist for a checkup will receive a full examination, a professional cleaning, an oral cancer screening and if necessary, digital X-rays. Afterward, the patient will enjoy a feeling of oral freshness for many months to come, and they will know exactly what they must do to continue improving their dental health.
A full examination consists of us looking very closely at a patient’s teeth and gums in order to detect any oral health conditions that may be developing. Some possible conditions include tooth decay, cavities, tooth shifts, gum disease and more. In the event that we find anything concerning, we may advise the patient to make changes to their current oral care practices. We also recommend additional treatment if necessary.
A professional teeth cleaning consists of a specialized process that cleans the teeth in a way that is not possible with normal brushing and flossing. Our hygienists work to remove any plaque and tartar that has built-up upon the surface of the patient’s teeth and at the gum line. We always make sure to use a gentle touch so that the patient experiences minimal discomfort during this process. Next, we clean and polish the teeth tooth to eliminate any surface stains that may be present. This careful and detailed process will allow the patient to experience a long-lasting sensation of oral cleanliness.
Oral Cancer Screening
A person can develop the serious condition of oral cancer at any time. Our dental experts know that the condition is best treated when it is caught in its earliest stages. That is why we provide oral cancer screenings during every dental checkup. We keep a close eye out for the condition by examining the lips, tongue, face, gums, throat and other soft oral tissues for any signs or symptoms of oral cancer.
One of the best ways to obtain detailed images of the hidden areas inside one’s mouth is with digital X-rays. Often, X-ray images are the only way to detect certain issues inside one’s mouth. Any digital X-rays that are taken can be uploaded to a monitor so that they can be closely examined and shared with the patient if necessary. Some conditions that are detected with digital X-rays include tooth decay, gum disease, jawbone loss, cysts, oral cancer and more.
Regular checkups are very important for staying on top of your oral health. It’s always a good idea to have our team examine your teeth, gums and oral structures. Please call us at (714) 706-3466 to schedule an appointment.