Spotting problems early on is crucial for providing effective oral health treatment. That is why it is important to come to get a dental checkup. When you come in for dental exams and we will clean your teeth and gum line, remove any hardened plaque, evaluate your bite, look for swelling in the gums or redness and bleeding, and look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases. We will also examine the soft tissues in your head, mouth, and neck, including the lymph nodes, for any indications of cancer or infection.
Dental checkups help you by deeply cleaning your teeth, removing plaque and tartar, and strengthening your enamel. So you may ask yourself, how often do I need a checkup? Well, you need to come in every six months for a checkup. But, if you have gingivitis or periodontitis, then we recommend coming in more often. That is why it is important to have come in for a checkup so that we can help catch problems in the early stage so that it is more easily treated.
Plus, dental hygiene checkups don’t typically cause any pain. You might feel a little bit of pressure, but they don’t hurt. However, if you have sensitive teeth, it is always best to let Dr. Emily Hortman know so that we can be sure to be extra gentle with your smile. Dental hygienists help protect your oral health and prevent dental problems.
At Palmetto Dental Associates, we want you to achieve your best smile! For more information about the Importance of Dental Hygiene Checkups, how often you need to visit the dentist or to book a dental appointment with Dr. Emily Hortman and her staff, call Palmetto Dental Associates at (843) 399-2525 today.