In addition to your home oral hygiene habits, a healthy smile also relies on routine care from your dentist in Aurora. The American Dental Association recommends that everyone schedules an appointment for a cleaning and checkup twice a year to prevent oral health issues from developing, like tooth decay and gum disease. We offer the preventive care you need to achieve and maintain a healthy smile that will last for a lifetime.
All too often, it is believed that brushing and flossing at home are enough to ward off dental complications, like tooth decay. While they are effective, it is only half of the care you need. Even with the best brushing and flossing habits, there are still areas in your mouth where you cannot clean at home. As a result, plaque and tartar will accumulate. To remove the buildup, you need the help of your family dentist in Aurora.
Our friendly dental hygienist will use special dental tools to clean hard-to-reach places, like below the gum line. Your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and polished to promote a healthy smile. They will also take the time to discuss your home oral hygiene routine and make recommendations for improvement to help you maintain your oral health in between your appointments.
Often, it is thought that you do not need to see your dentist until after a problem has develop, but this is not true. Regular checkups allow your dentist to prevent certain issues from developing in the first place, like gum disease. They will monitor your oral health to detect areas of concern while they are still small. With quick treatment, it will prevent them from worsening. This not only reduces your risk of needing an invasive treatment in the future, but it also helps to decrease your long-term dental costs.
During your appointment, we will preform a complete checkup to evaluate the health of your teeth and gums and also checking for other issues that can impact the health of your mouth and body, like oral cancer.
We will perform a visual examination and take diagnostic images to gain a full picture of your oral health, even areas that cannot be seen from the surface. Using this information, we will create a customized treatment plan to help your reach and maintain optimal oral health.
With a belief that your mouth and body are linked to one another, we do more than just look at the health of your teeth and gums. We will also look for issues that could indicate an untreated medical condition that is affecting your dental health.
We will take the time to discuss our findings and answer your questions to help you make the right choices for your smile.
If it has been more than 6 months since your last visit, now is the time to schedule an appointment for a cleaning and checkup. Contact our office today!