Safeguard Your Smile With Regular Dental Checkups

To maintain good oral health, we usually advise patients to see us every six months for a checkup. It helps you stay ahead of what can happen to your smile. Plus, you’ll have the chance to discuss your smile goals and any concerns that have come up.

If it’s your first appointment, we’ll take time to get to know you and your oral health history. We can discuss problems you’ve noticed and address any questions or concerns. Next, we’ll get clear images of your mouth with digital X-ray equipment. Your checkup may also include one or more of the following:

  • Dental Cleanings and Exams – We’ll remove tartar and plaque buildup from your teeth. Our team uses an ultrasonic cleaner that gives you a thorough cleaning that is more comfortable than traditional methods. Then you’ll get a comprehensive exam. We look for signs of cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer.
  • Gum Disease Treatment – If you show symptoms of gum disease, you’ll return for a deep cleaning procedure. It will restore your gum health and eliminate the infection. We will also follow up with an antibacterial solution. You may need more frequent checkups to stay on top of any reoccurring infections.
  • Bad Breath and Dry Mouth Treatment – If you have chronic dry mouth or bad breath, we can recommend products that can help. We’ll also check for underlying problems causing these issues. For example, sleep apnea can lead to dry mouth. Gum disease or tooth decay can cause bad breath.
  • Preventive Solutions – Your teeth can get extra protection against harmful bacteria that leads to cavities. Our fluoride varnish strengthens your tooth enamel. Dental sealants are applied to the chewing surface of teeth. Commonly used for children, they work well for cavity-prone adults too.

Choosing our practice gives you access to the latest dental technology. For example, we use lasers in many treatments for pain-free solutions to your dental issues. We can create your dental crowns in just one appointment, using our CEREC system. In addition, 3-D technology allows us to get impressions of your teeth without using uncomfortable trays.

Call 563-677-6861 if you need general dentistry in West Union. You can also schedule online.