What to Expect at your Dental Checkup
When you visit 1st Family Dental of Burr Ridge for your routine dental checkup every six months, you can expect a thorough cleaning of your teeth in order to remove plaque and tartar buildup. If you haven’t recently had your teeth x-rayed then those will be performed, as well. Next, the dentist is going to do a thorough examination of your teeth and overall oral health. During the exam the dentist will be able to inform you of any potential issues or problem areas that may need to be addressed, as well as answer any questions you may have.
Regular dental visits, recommended every six months, allow us to better help you prevent and avoid common dental health issues, including tooth decay and even periodontal disease. Great oral health can prevent the need for further dental procedures, such as cavity fillings, tooth extractions, and root canals.
Preventive Dentistry Services
When you schedule regular exams and cleanings with us, we’re able to help you avoid and even prevent serious oral health issues from emerging. Not only can we keep periodontal disease at bay, we’re also able to recognize the earliest signs of more serious oral health conditions problems, such as screening for oral cancer. When we are able to catch something early, treatment is typically much easier and less involved than when the problem is allowed to progress, saving you thousands of dollars in treatment over the long term.
It is important to understand that you play a huge role in our preventive dentistry efforts. For example, self-care, such as brushing two times a day, and flossing each day, is absolutely essential to ensure your mouth remains healthy. This is true regardless of your age, or your current oral health.
To Your Beautiful Smile and Great Oral Health
At 1st Family Dental, we understand that going to the dentist can be a bit intimidating, especially if you haven’t been in a while. However, our staff is friendly, helpful, and professional, ensuring you get the service and dental treatment you want and need.
If you are ready for a routine checkup or have a problem you’d like us to look at, get started by booking an appointment. Call us today or click the button at the top of the page to choose your doctor and schedule your appointment online in just a matter of minutes.
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