The end of 2021 is only a few weeks away, which means if you haven’t had a checkup visit in the previous six months, then you should give us a call. A checkup twice a year is essential for keeping smiles healthy and strong. In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist talks about how we examine and clean your teeth.
Why You Need a Checkup
Serious oral health issues like tooth decay and periodontal disease don’t form overnight, they take several months to develop and cause symptoms. Which is why we recommend a checkup every six months. This allows us to monitor smiles and keep an eye out for signs of developing problems, addressing them early and before they require more extensive solutions. When you sit down for an exam, we will use advanced technology such as digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to diagnose your smile with precision and accuracy. We then craft a treatment plan to address any issues that we may discover. We often look for issues like cavities, infections, gingivitis, and gum disease. We also screen for oral cancer and watch for signs of TMJ disorder and bruxism. For kids, we want to ensure teeth are erupting and falling out properly, and watch for signs of developing issues like misalignment.
The Dental Cleaning Process
During your visit, our team will also perform a detailed dental cleaning. This process essentially means gently removing all plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth. This not only means improving breath freshness and fighting teeth stains, but also worsening the risk of tooth decay and even periodontal issues like gingivitis and gum disease. People of all ages benefit from this process, including children, teens, and adults. Even if you brush and floss, this is not enough to remove harmful layers of plaque and tartar, which is why a checkup and cleaning is so essential for people of all ages.
Using Your Benefits
Now is also a great time to see us, as we can help you use your remaining 2021 dental insurance benefits or health savings account funds. Instead of simply letting them expire, you can use them to greet 2022 with a stronger, healthier, and brighter smile. Our office staff can help you understand your benefits and what coverage you can expect for your care. If you have any questions or conners, then please contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy your best possible smile before the year ends!
Talk To Your Newhall, CA Dentist About Preventive Dentistry
Our team is ready to help you cap off the year with a healthier smile! If you would like to learn more about the benefits of our general and preventive treatments, then contact your Newhall, CA, dentist, Dr. Tajik, by calling (661) 259-7760.