The best way to treat dental disease is to prevent it! It is suggested you check in with your dentist twice a year for teeth cleaning and X-rays to maintain your dental health. Family Dental Care in Beaverton, Oregon, will polish up your smile and keep it healthy!
Regular checkups with your dentist are integral to identifying, preventing, and treating serious tooth and gum diseases, like cavities and gingivitis. Usually, you’ll see your dentist for a checkup and cleaning twice a year. Your dentist will generally take an X-ray once or twice a year, depending on your condition and needs.
You will lie down in our comfortable treatment chair. A member of our friendly and professional team will place a plastic or paper cloth over your chest to protect it from any stray dribbles during the cleaning. If you need X-rays, we will usually take them next.
For X-rays, you will be lead into another room and asked to stand with extra coverings as you bite down on a mouthpiece. We use digital X-rays. Digital X-rays are safe and convenient. Once done, the X-rays will be stored digitally on our computer for viewing on your next visit.
Once you’re back in the chair, it will be time to begin the cleaning. A member of our team will start by scraping away plaque and tartar in pockets between your teeth and gums. Then we will polish your teeth to help keep them bright and beautiful.
You will rinse your mouth after this first part. The dentist has one tool that squirts water and another which sucks it all out when you close your mouth. After the rinse, your dentist will begin flossing between your teeth. He or she will take this opportunity to give you tips on your flossing technique.
Finally, your dentist will polish your teeth and have you rinse again. At that point, the cleaning process will be done and your dentist will examine your teeth, gums, and X-rays for concerns. This is usually the quickest part, but if there is an issue, further actions will be discussed and scheduled. It is best to act sooner rather than later!
As part of your routine dental exam, our dentist will conduct an oral cancer screening. We will feel for any lumps or other tissue changes in your neck, head, face, jaw, and mouth. Oral cancer typically appears as a growth or sore in the mouth. Oral cancer, which includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, the floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and throat, can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early, according to WebMD.com.
Visit us twice a year to keep your smile healthy and bright! Call Family Dental Care in Beaverton, Oregon today and schedule an appointment! You will find affordable options to improve your confidence with a brilliant smile!