While they may not seem like much, a routine checkup is essential for maintaining a healthy and functional smile. Otherwise, serious problems can arise and have a negative impact on the health and appearance of your smile. What should you expect from a routine dental checkup?
What Happens During Your Exam?
When you see us for a checkup, we will carefully examine your teeth, gums, jaw, and oral tissues. The purpose of the exam is to accurately assess your current oral health and if possible, identify problems developing in their earliest stages. When patients attend routine checkups as recommended by the dentist, we tend to uncover problems before they can lead to complications that require more extensive treatment options.
What Technology Will the Dentist Use?
We will used danced technology to examine your smile. For example, digital x-rays use 80% less radiation than traditional x-ray options and also allow us to obtain images instantly without relying on harsh chemicals and a lengthy development period. In addition to being more environmentally conscious, digital x-rays also allow us to show the images chairside and walk the patient through the diagnosis. We also have intraoral cameras, which allow us to obtain detailed digital images of your smile comfortably and in a matter of minutes.
How Often Should You Have One?
The American Dental Association recommends one every six months and we agree! Children (once their first baby teeth erupt), teens, adults, and seniors all benefit from regular exams every few months. Those with high risk factors of gum disease and other oral health issues may benefit from an exam every three to four months. If you have any questions or if you would like to schedule one for yourself, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Checkups?
We can provide a thorough exam to assess the health of your smile. At Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we can ensure you maintain a lifetime of healthy smiles. We proudly offer our services to individuals from Independence, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Kansas City, Grain Valley, Liberty, and surrounding areas. To schedule an appointment, or to learn more about us, call our dental office in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808.