Dental Checkups, Cleanings, and X-Rays in Burr Ridge, IL
The absolute best way to keep your smile in great shape is to make time for regular dental checkups and oral exams, which occasionally include x-rays, as well. Regular checkups are recommended every six months and can help prevent more serious dental issues that result in the need for more expensive dental treatments down the road.
What to Expect at Your Dental Checkup:
At 1st Family Dental of Burr Ridge, there are three main parts to our routine dental checkup; the oral examination, regular dental cleaning, and dental x-rays.
A regular exam is part of the typical six-month dental checkup. The dentist will examine all areas of your mouth, including your teeth and gums to identify any potential problem areas. This is typically when cavities are identified and discussed.
When you visit the dentist on a regular basis, we can help identify signs of a problem early on, including cavities and gum disease. Early detection means that the problem can be taken care of quickly so it doesn’t become worse. Also, regular dental checkups give you the opportunity to ask your dentist questions about your overall oral health and cleaning habits at home.
Regular Dental Cleaning
A regular dental cleaning is the routine dental cleaning and polishing you receive at your checkups. The dentist or hygienist will use specialized tools to perform a thorough cleaning of your teeth, including those hard to reach places. Dental cleanings help remove plaque and tartar buildup and helps prevent tooth decay and cavities. There’s no greater feeling than leaving the dentist with sparkly-clean feeling teeth.
Dental x-rays help the dentist examine places in the mouth that can’t be seen by the eye. X-rays aren’t taken at every appointment but are usually done at least once per year. When x-rays are taken at your dental checkups, our dentists can review the scans over time to identify potential issues that can’t be seen by the eye. X-rays help the dental team perform a more thorough exam in order to evaluate the overall health of your teeth and gums, and to examine any dental restorations you may have present, such as crowns and fillings to ensure they remain in good shape.
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