ROUTINE DENTAL CARE

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Taking care of your teeth means more than brushing and flossing.

For complete care, it’s important to visit a dentist every six months for a regular checkup and professional cleaning.

 

 

ROUTINE 6-MONTH

DENTAL CHECK UP

 

 

 

During your regularly scheduled dental appointments, your dentist will likely look at your gums, mouth, tongue and throat. There are several routine parts to a dental examination.

THE HEAD AND NECK EXAMINATION 
Your dentist will start off by:

  • Examining your face

  • Examining your neck

  • Checking your lymph nodes

  • Checking your lower jaw joints (TMJs)

THE CLINICAL DENTAL EXAMINATION
Next, your dentist assesses the state of your teeth and gums by:

  • Examining the gums

  • Looking for signs of gum disease

  • Checking for loose teeth

  • Looking at the tissues inside of your mouth

  • Examining your tongue

  • Checking your bite

  • Looking for visual evidence of tooth decay

  • Checking for broken teeth

  • Checking for damaged fillings

  • Looking for changes in the gums covering teeth

  • Evaluating any dental appliance you have

  • Checking the contact between your teeth

  • Taking X-rays

THE DENTAL CLEANING
During the final part of the dental visit, your dental professional cleans your mouth using these methods:

  • Checking the cleanliness of your teeth and gums

  • Removing any plaque and tartar

  • Polishing your teeth

  • Flossing between your teeth

  • Reviewing recommended brushing and flossing techniques

Once your examination and cleaning have been performed, they’ll tell you about the health of your teeth and gums and then make any additional recommendations. It’s important that you see your dentist every six months and that they give you routine examination and cleaning. Remember, by seeing your dentist on a regular basis and following daily good oral hygiene practices at home, you are more likely to keep your teeth and gums healthy.