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Improving Smile Health With Checkups And Cleanings

Seattle checkup visit
Seattle checkup visit

Every six months, our team wants to help every member of your family enjoy good oral health with a checkup and cleaning visit. Kids and adults alike benefit from these visits, which can fight tooth decay and gum disease. In today’s blog, your Seattle, WA, dentist talks about our checkup and cleaning visits.

The Dental Exam

The dental exam involves our team taking a close look at your smile in detail. We will employ advanced digital imaging technology to take a close look at your smile and identify issues like tooth decay, infection, gingivitis, and gum disease in the early stages, so we can then offer treatment to avoid painful complications and the risk of tooth loss. For adults, we will also screen for oral cancer, and for kids we make sure they’re smile is growing and developing properly. These visits help you enjoy good oral health and for kids, lower the risks of dental anxiety and allow us to instill good oral health habits!

Cleaning Your Teeth

Plaque and tartar buildup coat your teeth and are caused by harmful oral bacteria breaking down the particles of sugar and starch left behind by our foods and drinks. Over time, this could weaken enamel to cause cavities or even lead to gum disease, bad breath, and teeth stains. To protect smiles, our team will conduct a dental cleaning to remove the harmful buildup from your smile. We use an advanced ultrasonic scaling device to break up and remove buildup, and can employ a manual pick to remove pockets of plaque and tartar. We then polish your smile, which brightens the smile and makes it more difficult for plaque and tartar to adhere to the teeth of your next six-month visit.

Continuing Care at Home

We also want you and your family to know how to better care for your smiles from home in between our checkup and cleaning visits! At home, try to cut back on how much sugar and starch is in your diet, and be sure you brush twice a day for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste. Flossing every evening before you brush that second time is important too. These actions help remove stray food particles and limit the severity of plaque and tartar buildup. If you have any questions about how our team will protect your smiles with our routine dental exams and cleanings, or if you would like to schedule a visit soon, then contact our team today to learn more.

Schedule a Visit For Preventive Care

A simple checkup visit can offer you a strong and healthy smile, so be sure to set one up soon. Schedule a consultation with Ballard Neighborhood Dentist in Seattle, WA at (206)789-2555 to learn more about our preventive treatment options.

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