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Dental Exams and Cleanings: Why They Are So Important ?

At Central Dental Care, we've been helping patients have the healthiest and most beautiful smiles possible. While our commitment to advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry have made us one of the leading dental practices in Jefferson City, our comprehensive general dentistry services are the cornerstone of the practice. A number of patients have asked us why regular dental visit are so important, and we'd like to address these matters right now.

Visits Twice a Year Make a Major Difference

While some people wonder if a dental visit every six months really does make a difference, the fact of the matter is that these routine checkups are vitally important. By visiting with a dentist every six months, you are undergoing the kind of care that you simply get at home, even with regular brushing and flossing. The longer that you delay a dental visit, the worse it is for your overall dental health in the long run.

X-Rays to Check for Structural Problems

During your dental visit, dental x-rays will be taken. These x-rays will allow your dentist to analyze the internal structures of your teeth as well as the root structure under the gums and your jaw joint. Assessing these unseen structures of the mouth is an important part of the dental visit and enhancing your overall dental health and wellness.

Professional Cleaning and Polishing

During your dental visit, you will also undergo a professional dental cleaning. This means a full polish with an electric brush, a thorough flossing, and scraping away of any excess tarter and plaque. All those hard to reach places in your mouth will be given the full attention of a dental care professional.

Careful Examination of the Teeth and Gums

Once your teeth are cleaned, your dentist will be able to check the teeth and gums directly. This allows your dentist to identify any chips and cracks, and also to assess the condition of your gum tissue, spotting any signs of periodontal disease or recession. Your dentist will also look for lesions that may be a warning sign of a major oral health issue.

Talking with You About Your Dental Care Concerns

When you are with your dentist, feel free to discuss any dental health concerns that may be on your mind. If you have experienced major dry mouth, chronic bad breath, or problems with clicks in your jaw or lockjaw, make those matters known. They could be symptoms of a dental health or general health matter, and getting these problems diagnosed and treated as soon as possible is ideal.

Planning Future Treatment Needs Ahead of Time

If you require future dental work beyond a regular checkup, such as orthodontic care or a root canal, this can be discussed during your checkup. Planning these future procedures ahead of time helps you understand what to expect during the treatment process. Feel free to ask questions and express concerns at this time.

Providing a Few Pointers to Improve Your Smile

On top of all the dental treatments that you will undergo, your dentist will also provide some tips on improving your dental health and wellness. This professional advice will make your smile look its very best and keep you healthy as well.

Learn More About Advanced Dental Care

For more information about general dental care exams as well as your many other options for advanced treatment and prevention of dental health problems, be sure to contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. We at Central Dental Care look forward to your visit and helping you achieve a healthier and more beautiful smile.

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Central Dental Care

2022 William Street,
Jefferson City,
Missouri  65109  USA


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