Keep Your Mouth, Teeth, and Gums Healthy with A Preventive Oral Exam and Professional Teeth Cleaning
Many people would agree that it is best to keep the amount of dental treatments you need (and, thus, the bills you must pay) to the very minimum. For many, when they visit the dentist to get existing oral health problems addressed, these issues are usually preventable.
Oral health problems like gum disease and tooth decay are easily detected in their earliest stages when you visit your dentist regularly for an oral examination and tooth cleaning. Dr. Anu Mohan and our team at I-Rise Dental Boutique recommend that Escondido area patients visit us twice a year, once every six months, for a preventive dental visit, including examination and cleaning. This easy step is a great way to help keep your smile healthy and looking great. There is no need to worry if you haven’t visited us in a while. We will be happy to schedule you an appointment.
The Importance of A Routine Cleaning and Exam
It is far too common an occurrence when a patient avoids seeing their dentist until they are in pain or there is some other symptom pointing to an oral health issue that will require treatment. Patients who avoid visiting for a twice-yearly examination and dental cleaning are at an enhanced risk of an oral health problem, requiring more expensive and intensive restorative treatment, including a root canal or dental crown.
By visiting I-Rise Dental Boutique once every six months for routine care, Dr. Mohan can diagnose any developing oral health problems before the required treatment becomes more extensive and costly.
The Dental Exam
When you visit us for your dental checkup, Dr. Mohan does more than simply check your mouth for gum disease and cavities. During your visit, you can also expect the following:
- We will review and update your medical history
- If needed, we will take dental X-rays to see if there are any developing problems that Dr. Mohan cannot see by eye alone
- You will undergo an oral cancer screening as part of your examination
- Dr. Mohan will examine your gums for any signs of developing gum disease
- Any restorations (crowns, tooth replacements, etc.) will be looked at to determine if any action is needed, including replacement
- Dr. Mohan and our team will answer any questions you may have about your oral health
Professional Dental Cleaning
The only way you will ever be successful at maintaining excellent oral health is by following a prescribed oral hygiene routine from home. Brush twice daily, floss once a day, and rinse with mouthwash. These three things are critical to the state of your oral health. However, there are areas of your mouth that are harder to clean than others, which means there could be some plaque or tartar buildup that you won’t be able to remove on your own.
Visiting I-Rise Dental Boutique for a professional dental cleaning will leave your mouth clean and healthy. We will utilize specialized instruments to gently remove any plaque or tartar buildup before applying a polish to the finish. Our team will also provide tips that could improve your oral hygiene between appointments.