Dental checkups and teeth cleanings are vital components of preventive dentistry. They play a crucial role in maintaining good oral health, preventing dental problems, and detecting any issues at an early stage. During a checkup at Dental Care of Fremont, our dentist will clean your teeth and examine them for any issues or potential problems, such as cavities and gum disease. Your dentist will also perform a head and neck exam for abnormalities. X-rays may be taken to determine how healthy your teeth and gums are if needed. Your dentist may also perform an oral cancer screening to ensure your mouth is healthy.
After your dentist examines you, you will receive professional teeth cleaning to remove any plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. While this is a simple procedure, it could help prevent major oral health issues.
The Benefits of Regular Dental Checkups and Teeth Cleanings
Early Detection of Dental Issues
Regular dental checkups allow dentists to identify dental problems at an early stage. Detecting issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, oral infections, or oral cancer early on increases the chances of successful treatment and prevents the progression of these conditions.
Preventing Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
Teeth cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup, significantly contributing to tooth decay and gum disease. By removing these harmful substances, dental cleanings help prevent cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease, promoting healthier teeth and gums.
Professional Plaque and Tartar Removal
Despite regular brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar can still accumulate in hard-to-reach areas of the mouth. Dental cleanings by a professional hygienist effectively remove these deposits, reducing the risk of oral health problems and improving overall oral hygiene.
How Often Do I Need a Checkup and Cleaning?
Having dental checkups every six months is vital to your oral health. Your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth for signs of decay and disease during your visits. Your dentist will also check your jawbone for any signs of trouble, such as infections or bone loss. Professional cleaning is also an essential component of your regular dental checkups. Plaque can build up in hard-to-reach places in your mouth where brushing and flossing can’t reach. These areas are prone to gum disease and tooth decay if they are not plaque-free. A deep cleaning performed by a professional dental hygienist removes this harmful buildup, keeping your mouth healthy. Your dentist may recommend fluoride treatments and dental sealants to protect your teeth from cavities and damage at these appointments. Professional dental cleanings are also a great way to remove surface stains on your smile so that your smile is bright and beautiful.
By attending regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings, you invest in your oral health and overall well-being. Preventive care helps maintain a healthy smile and reduces the likelihood of more extensive and costly dental treatments in the future. For the best dental care tailored to your unique needs, visit Dental Care of Fremont at 43195 Mission Blvd # B4, Fremont, CA 94539, or call (510) 651-8479.