Now that we’re in 2020, you’re likely working on your resolutions and trying to make positive changes in your life. As part of this, we suggest scheduling a visit with your Tucson, AZ, dentist. A routine checkup and cleaning helps protect the health, beauty, and function of your smile, allowing you to enjoy a new year with a better smile!
Checkups with Advanced Technology
In addition to a visual scan of your smile, we will employ digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to obtain a very detailed look at your teeth, gums, roots, and oral structures. From there, we can often diagnose possible problems in the earliest stages, offering treatment before they become more advanced and lead to uncomfortable symptoms or threaten your smile’s overall health and beauty. We typically look for signs of tooth decay, dental infection, and indicators of gingivitis and gum disease. We also look for friction and damage that could identify TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding), and will also screen for oral cancer, ensuring you continue to enjoy optimal oral health and that these issue are not allowed to progress and lead to problems for your overall health!
The Cleaning Process
The visit also includes a thorough dental cleaning. With a manual tool and an ultrasonic scaler, we will remove all plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth. Doing so helps limit the risk of cavities and gum disease, while also offering fresher breath and brighter teeth. Next, we polish the teeth for a smoother finish and a more attractive appearance. The procedure takes a few minutes to complete, and is vital for safeguarding your smile’s health and beauty! If you have the early stages of gum disease,we can manage it with a special perio dental cleaning.
How Often Should You See Us
For most people, we suggest a visit every six months, so we can identify problems in the early stages before they have an opportunity to grow more severe. But if you have high risk factors for gum disease, we may recommend a visit every three to four months. However, if in between these visits you begin to notice soreness in your teeth or gums, bleeding, or sustain damage, then please see us right away! These warning signs could point to problems that need immediate attention. If you have any questions about our approach to preventive and general dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more. We would love to help you enjoy optimal oral health in 2020!
Do You Need an Exam?
At our Tucson, AZ, dentist’s office, our team offers an array of general and preventive treatments to help protect your smile’s health and beauty. If you have questions about preventive dental care, contact us today to schedule a visit by calling our office at 520-296-5439.