Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Looking After Your Oral & Overall Health
To maintain healthy teeth and gums, it’s recommended to visit our office every six months for a checkup and cleaning. Our dentists at Premier Care Dental are dedicated to providing you with the high-quality, thorough care you need to ensure that your smile lasts for a lifetime. That’s why we also equip our office with advanced dental technology that allows us to diagnose small oral health problems that may otherwise be missed, such as intraoral cameras and digital X-rays. If it has been longer than six months since you’ve visited your dentist in Medford for professional preventive care, be sure to contact our office today to schedule an appointment!
Why Are Checkups & Cleanings Important?
People often wonder why it’s necessary to receive routine dental care when they’re not in any pain and they brush and floss their teeth every day. Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is that no matter how great your dental hygiene habits are, it’s still easy to leave deposits of plaque, tartar, and food debris behind. When you visit our office for your dental checkups and cleanings in Medford, we’re able to prevent a variety of issues from occurring. Here are some reasons you won’t want to put your next visit on the backburner:
- Detect oral cancer early with our thorough screenings.
- Control plaque and tartar buildup.
- Reduce your risk of cavities.
- Prevent gum disease from progressing and causing permanent damage.
- Keep bad oral habits like smoking from ruining the health of your teeth and gums.
- Find hidden problems with X-rays and advanced dental technology.
What Happens During a Checkup?
The first portion of your routine visit will be your dental checkup. Our goal is to be as thorough as possible so we can stop small problems in their tracks, preserving your oral health and reducing your risk of needing additional dental treatments. After collecting any information we need about your medical and dental health history, we’ll take a routine X-ray if you haven’t had one recently. We’ll then examine your gums for any signs of gum disease, including inflammation, irritation, and swelling. After completing a thorough oral cancer screening, we’ll discuss any of our findings with you and work to develop a customized treatment plan to address any issues.
What Happens During a Cleaning?
Our highly trained dental hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth and along your gumline, removing any plaque, tartar, and food debris using special gadgets such as a scaler and dental mirror. We’ll reach into all of the hard-to-reach nooks and crannies in your mouth that you aren’t able to get to with a regular toothbrush at home. This will reduce your risk of developing cavities and prevent bacteria accumulation that can lead to gum disease. After your teeth have been cleaned, we’ll polish them using a special gritty substance called prophylaxis paste. This will break apart any surface stains that detract from your beautiful smile. At the end of your teeth cleaning in Medford, we’ll floss between each of your pearly whites and send you on your way!