Cleaning and Checkups
One of the basic components to excellent oral health is routine checkups and cleanings. At Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we emphasize how important these routine visits are with our patients and provide comprehensive care to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Everyone from tiny tots to our mature patients should come in at least once a year for exams and preferably twice a year for cleanings in order to maintain a healthy smile.
Home oral care with brushing and flossing minimizes the amount of plaque and tartar on your teeth. However, there are always some spots that can be missed, accumulating plaque or tartar buildup. Professional cleanings with our dental hygienist twice or more often a year can keep your teeth free of tartar. This helps prevent gum disease and tooth decay, protecting your smile from damage and reducing the number of dental treatments you will need in the future.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
In addition to your regular cleanings, dental exams help identify any tooth problems in the early stages. This can include the first signs of gum disease, cavities, cracks or even oral cancer. Our experienced dentist can examine your teeth, gums and other tissues in your mouth for any oral health issues. We offer oral cancer screenings that can help detect early signs of cancer, including formations that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Catching oral health issues in the early stages allows you to get treatment right away, reducing the chance of more serious issues. A small area of decay can be quickly removed or a little crack in a tooth can be repaired, reducing the time and money needed to fix these issues if they are left untreated. We use intraoral cameras during your exam so you can see the issues we find, making you a partner in your oral health care.
If it has been more than six months since your last cleaning or checkup, contact Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today to schedule your next visit.