You Should Schedule a Routine Checkup and Cleaning

November 22, 2022

We want to see you twice a year for a checkup and cleaning, and if you haven’t had one recently, you should contact us for your last appointment of 2023. While these visits may seem minor, they can help you maintain your healthiest smile. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist talks about checkup and cleaning visits.

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Dental Exams

We agree with the American Dental Association, people of all ages need a checkup at least once every six months. Serious issues like tooth decay or even gum disease take months to form, so a regular visit means we can catch these issues in the early stages and provide care before you develop discomfort or risk the stability of your teeth! The checkup involves carefully examining your teeth with digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, so we can make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy. Our team will often watch for signs of cavities, infected teeth, or even periodontal issues like gingivitis and gum disease. We also screen for oral cancer and watch for signs of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). A personalized treatment plan can be made to address the concerns and restore health, function, and beauty to your smile.

Cleaning Appointments

Our team will also clean your teeth in the same visit, which helps lower the risk of serious issues with your smile, from bad breath and teeth stains to tooth decay and gum disease. This is because the procedure removes all harmful layers of plaque and tartar buildup. Our team will employ an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool to gently and thoroughly break up and remove all plaque and tartar. We then polish the teeth for a brighter appearance and smoother finish too. This can help kids and adults alike enjoy bright and healthy smiles.

Using Your Benefits

We urge you to see us soon, so we can examine your smile and offer treatment before the year ends and your 2022 dental insurance benefits expire. You can start 2023 with a bright and healthy smile. Be sure you continue to practice good oral hygiene habits during the holiday season, always brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing every evening. If you have any questions about safeguarding your smile, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Have Any Questions About Preventive Dentistry?

Our team wants to help you start 2023 with your best smile! Schedule an appointment today and learn more about protecting your oral health. You can also call E-Care Dentistry in Olathe, KS, today at 913-586-2718. Find our office at 15010 S Black Bob Road Olathe, KS 66062. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.