Regular dental checkups are essential for oral health. At Lush Family Dental in Waukee, we recommend that you visit us at least once every six months for a complete dental checkup.
A regular dental checkup is important for several reasons. We use these visits to examine your mouth to ensure that no new problems or issues have developed since your last visit. Many dental health concerns can only be discovered through a thorough, professional examination. Our hygienists will take the time to provide a deeper cleaning than what is possible at home. We advise our patients to schedule a regular checkup every six months due to the importance of these visits. Your regular checkup includes a full examination, a professional cleaning, digital X-rays (when necessary) and an oral cancer screening.
During your examination, we will carefully check your teeth and gums for any signs of problems that may have developed. If we spot any problems, we can make suitable recommendations based on your unique situation.
A professional dental cleaning is a procedure that is performed to thoroughly clean your teeth, gums, and mouth. Special tools are used to scrape off plaque and tartar from the teeth. The teeth are then polished to remove stains on the surface of the teeth. After your cleaning, your teeth will look and feel great, and your breath will be fresh.
Digital x-rays are photographs taken using digital radiography that helps to reveal the internal structure of your mouth. Images can be uploaded to a monitor so that the findings can be easily shared. Some of the issues that we may find using digital X-rays include decay, gum disease, oral cancer and more.
This procedure allows our professionals to find any signs of oral cancer. Your tongue, lips, cheeks, gums, throat, and all soft tissues in and around the mouth will be examined.
You can maintain excellent oral health by getting regular dental checkups with us at Lush Family Dental in Waukee. Our dental professionals are very thorough and will provide top-quality care in a clean and comfortable environment. Kindly give us a call at (515) 207-3126 to request an appointment.