Good oral hygiene is important for your overall health. Annual or bi-annual dental checkups and cleanings are a regular general dental treatment for those who care about their teeth. Tooth decay and gum disease can be prevented or arrested when proper care is used in oral hygiene and when regular checkups and cleanings are part of your routine.
The American Dental Association recommends a visit to your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning and oral exam. Regular checkups aid in catching problems early and preventing gum disease. Examination of the soft tissues of your mouth is essential in detecting and treating oral cancer.
The hygienists at Moores Chapel Dentistry provide checkups, cleanings and screenings in a relaxing atmosphere. With a professional cleaning your teeth will feel nice and smooth and your smile will be as bright as ever.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
The comprehensive dental exam includes checking teeth for decay, measuring gums for detection of any periodontal problems, digital x-rays and an oral cancer screening. Having an annual dental exam can head off expensive problems in the making. If there is evidence of tooth decay, getting it treated right away can save you a lot of trouble in the future. In some cases, even regular exams may not prevent tooth loss; however, Dr. Peng will consult with you on the best options to restore your mouth to optimum health.
Less than 20% of the general population is screened for oral cancers. This simple, painless screening only lasts a few minutes and it could save your life. Most oral cancers go undetected even though they are among some of the easiest cancers to treat when discovered early. At Moores Chapel Dentistry, we are concerned about every aspect of your oral health so the cancer screening is part of the comprehensive exam.
Keep your teeth and gums in excellent working order. Contact us today for an appointment and let us show you how to maintain your beautiful smile through proper oral care.