Maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile starts with your oral health habits. Keeping your smile looking brilliant requires care from you and our dedicated team. At Altamonte Smiles, we offer dental cleaning and routine examinations to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile.
Why Should I Attend Routine Examinations and Cleaning?
Your mouth can be considered the entryway to the rest of your body and as holistic dentists, we believe it is important that your mouth, teeth, jaw, and gums remain healthy and strong.
Though your teeth may feel fine and look okay on the surface. It is important to visit your dentist regularly as there may be underlying problems that you can’t see.
Tooth decay does not often hurt until it is close to the nerve of the tooth, but by then the cause of the pain may have already reached an advanced stage of the disease process and require more extensive treatment. These routine appointments are essential to preventing dental problems and maintaining a beautiful and healthy smile.
What Happens During My Appointment?
By visiting our office for a professional cleaning and examination, we can provide a preventive approach to dental care. These practices work to prevent problems with your teeth, gums, and jawbones or allow us to catch and manage problems before they worsen.
During your appointment, we may take x-rays to examine the health of the supporting tissues and bones of your teeth. This can help us to spot decay, tumors, cysts, or bone loss as well as provide insight into the position of your teeth and roots for certain procedures.
We also use these appointments to check for any signs of oral cancer and evaluate the health of your gums. Lastly, we examine your teeth for signs of damage or decay. If you have any restorations, we will also make sure they are in good shape.
Once we complete our thorough examination, we provide professional cleaning to get rid of the plaque and tartar that can create tooth decay and gum disease if left alone.
How Often Should I Have My Teeth Cleaned and Examined?
As a general rule, we recommend patients visit the dentist at least once every six months for routine cleanings and exams. This allows us to monitor your oral health and identify any problems before they progress into a more concerning dental condition.
For people with certain oral health concerns or medical conditions, more appointments may be necessary. During your initial consultation, our dentist will discuss your overall health to determine what treatment plan will work best for your lifestyle and needs.
For more information on dental cleanings and examinations or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today at (407) 682-5757.