Dental Checkup and Teeth Cleaning

Why Dental Checkups and Cleaning are a Must

A dental checkup and cleaning is important, as it serves as a preventive measure and a diagnostic tool. It comprises several key components:

  1. Examination of Oral Health: This step is where we inspect your teeth, gums, bite, and jaw for signs of decay, gum disease, or other issues. It’s a thorough process to ensure nothing is amiss.
  2. Cleaning and Polishing: We remove plaque and tartar buildup that brushing and flossing at home can’t manage. This cleaning and polishing prevents cavities and gum disease and leaves your teeth feeling fresh and smooth.
  3. X-Rays: Depending on your oral health status and age, we might take X-rays to spot hidden problems, like impacted teeth, bone loss, or cavities between teeth, ensuring a comprehensive view of your dental health.
  4. Education and Prevention: Empowering you with knowledge, we offer personalized advice on oral hygiene practices, diet, and lifestyle choices that can enhance your oral health.


The significance of regular dental checkups cannot be overstated:

  • Early Detection of Problems: Identifying dental issues early can lead to simpler, more effective treatments, saving you from future discomfort and expense.
  • Prevention of Disease: Regular cleanings are crucial in preventing the onset of oral diseases by managing plaque and tartar buildup.
  • Maintaining Overall Health: Oral health is linked to systemic health, making dental checkups a vital part of your healthcare routine.
  • Professional Guidance: Tailored advice during these visits helps improve your daily oral care, contributing to long-term dental health.
  • Cost-Effective: Preventative care through regular checkups wards off the need for more complex and expensive treatments down the line.
  • Halitosis Prevention: By removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria, cleanings help prevent bad breath, keeping your mouth fresh.

How Often Do I Need Dental Checkup and Cleanings?

Dental checkups and cleanings are typically recommended every six months for most people. However, the frequency can vary based on individual oral health needs. If you have a higher risk of dental disease due to smoking, diabetes, a weak immune responses, or a history of plaque buildup or cavities, you might need more frequent dental care. Children and older adults may require more frequent checkups as well, to monitor developmental changes and manage age-related dental issues.