Everyone knows you should see a dentist every six to 12 months. It’s easier to treat and reverse problems when they’re diagnosed early, and a checkup is the single best way to identify and control issues like:
- Tooth decay
- Discolored and fractured teeth
- Gum disease (i.e. gingivitis)
- Oral cancer
This means that a complete checkup is your first line of defense against dental problems. This site will give you a realistic idea of when it’s time to visit the dentist - and what you can expect. Let’s start by looking at one of the most important parts of your checkup: your professional teeth cleaning.
Food particles and bacteria tend to accumulate in our mouths and on our teeth. Over time, this leads to digestive processes that produce acids which can harm our teeth. Usually, enamel is extremely hard and durable enough to stay white and healthy; however, over time, plaque can calcify, turning into tartar that discolors your teeth and leads to decay and gum disease. Our clinic can help prevent this and keep your teeth clean and healthy by having your teeth cleaned using professional medical equipment.
X-rays are a common and mostly safe procedure; however, they use radio waves which are, as the name suggests, mildly radioactive. This isn't usually a concern unless you're taking hundreds of scans, but it's still best to stay on the safe side.
Our clinic helps you do that by offering digital x-rays that are faster, more accurate and safer than regular ones. They're the best choice for patients who need regular x-rays and they're the best choice for young patients whose bodies are particularly sensitive.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Up to 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Fortunately, an early diagnosis makes it extremely likely that a patient will live, while retaining their old quality of life. This is why our dentists screen patients for oral cancer during every regular checkup.
Do you have any questions? Would you like to know more about our checkups, or the procedures that you can combine with a checkup? Then call us at (713) 682-7233 to get a free quote or schedule an appointment at a time that’s most convenient for you. Our staff is always happy to help and is patiently waiting for your call.