You brush your teeth twice a day; you even floss once daily. You may think that this would be enough to keep your teeth clean and smile healthy. Regular at-home oral care is a crucial step in maintaining your dental health, but it is advisable to get your oral structures professionally checked and cleaned at least twice a year.
Professionally administered dental checkups at the office of Heresi Dental Care include a full dental exam, including the use of digital X-rays when necessary, and an oral cancer screening. We also perform a professional cleaning to help you get rid of hidden plaque and bacterial deposits in the mouth.
When you visit us for a regular checkup, we will first perform a comprehensive examination of your oral structures such as the teeth, tongue, the lining of your inner cheeks, gums and throat to check for any signs of abnormalities or infection. We also make use of digital X-rays when necessary to identify issues that cannot be seen with the naked eye. The results of the X-rays can be immediately viewed.
This is followed by a professional dental cleaning using specialized dental instruments that work to remove plaque and tartar buildup. These areas may be hard to reach using a toothbrush or dental floss.
We also perform an oral cancer screening as a part of your regular dental exam. This includes a touch-and-feel examination of your oral tissues.