Check Ups & Cleanings
If your goal is to achieve optimal health, one of the best places to start is your smile. Healthy gums and clean teeth are a hallmark of wellness and visiting your dentist regularly for a dental exam is essential to maintaining overall health.
A dental checkup usually involves a thorough examination of your teeth, head, and jaw. Our dentists will start by taking the time to get to know you and your mouth. This is done through both physical and visual observations and may also require other diagnostic tools such as an x-ray to see the internal components and structures of the teeth.
They will also look for signs of oral cancer, jaw alignment problems, or dental hygiene issues. The exam usually involves a professional cleaning, where built-up plaque and tartar are removed from the teeth and checking your gums for signs of gingivitis.
Regular dental checkups can diagnose several oral health problems, including:
- Dental decay and cavities
- Damaged teeth caused by tooth grinding
- Oral cancer
- Loss of bone due to disease or injury
- Periodontal disease
- Dental infections
If you haven’t seen a dentist for a routine exam and cleaning in a long time and are feeling a bit nervous, rest assured you are in good hands with our friendly team of hygienists and dentists. At Dawson, we pride ourselves on our welcoming, judgment-free environment. Remember, all it takes is one appointment to help you get your oral health back on track and we’re here to help!