How Often Should I Schedule a Checkup and Cleaning?
It is important to keep a regular preventive care schedule with a trusted local dentist. The American Dental Association recommends that patients schedule a checkup and cleaning every six months. This can help you achieve good oral health and maintain overall wellness.
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Dental Exams & Cleanings at at Armstrong - Katzmark DDS
At a dental exam, our dentist will examine any X-rays, screen for signs of oral cancer, evaluate your gums and bone for periodontal disease, check the surfaces of your teeth for decay, and ensure that any fillings, crowns, or other dental treatment you have is still functional.
Your professional dental cleaning involves the dental hygienist removing tartar, or calculus, which is hardened plaque that has attached to the tooth surface. Special dental instruments are used to eliminate this build-up. The hygienist will also remove plaque, which is the sticky, almost invisible film that can form on the teeth.
Plaque is composed of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva—an unpleasant mixture that can inflame the gums and trigger the beginning of periodontal disease. Additionally, your teeth will be polished to a shine, removing any other stains and achieving a clean, white surface.
Our team is dedicated to helping you and your family fit quality cosmetic care into your lifestyle and budget. We offer affordable financing through CareCredit and in-house payment plans for your convenience.
Other Preventive Care
Besides checkups and cleanings, our practice also offers other preventive services to keep your smile healthy. These service include:
- Fluoride Treatments
- Digital X-rays
Exams and cleanings are both crucial to your oral health, and should be scheduled routinely as recommended by our dentists. Our team will also recommend other preventive measures as needed for a healthy, bright smile.