Routine Dental Checkups
  • Routine dental checkups are vital to good oral hygiene and are the best way to detect problems at their earliest stages.

  • Early detection and treatment saves unnecessary discomfort, time and money.

  • The Academy of General Dentistry recommends checkups twice a year.

  • Your dentist may recommend a checkup 4 times a year  due to gum disease.

Visual Examination
  • Your dentist will use an intraoral camera with sophisticated magnification and lighting to see all surface areas inside your mouth.

  • You will be able to watch the real-time, tooth-by-tooth video exam on your monitor.

  • Your dentist looks not only for cracked and decayed teeth, but also for growths and sores on the roof and floor of your mouth, tongue, lips, gums, and the mucous membranes.

  • Your dentist will check the lymph nodes of your head, jaw and neck for pain, tenderness and flexibility.

 
Digital Diagnostics
  • Digital X-rays: Digital X-rays detect dental problems that cannot be found during a visual exam. We use Digital X-rays that provide instant results and emit 90 percent less radiation.

  • Your dentist determines how often you need to have Digital X-rays.

Gingival Pocket Exam
  • A gingival pocket exam determines the presence or risk of gum (periodontal) disease.

  • Daily tooth brushing and flossing remove food debris and plaque from the gingival pocket. If not removed, harmful bacteria penetrate the gumline and deepen the pocket.

  • As the depth of a gingival pocket increases, so does the risk of tooth damage and infection that leads to gum disease.

  • During your exam, a hand-held instrument is gently placed between gums and teeth to measure the depth of each pocket.

  • In its earliest stage, gum disease may be reversible.

  • it is possible to have gum disease and not know it.

 
Professional Cleaning
  • Your teeth are cleaned using special instruments to remove plaque from the gumline.

  • Tooth polishing makes your teeth look and feel great. It also smoothens tooth surfaces so plaque is less likely to accumulate.

Good Oral Hygiene
  • The key to healthy teeth and gums is keeping plaque and food decay from building up.

  • Plaque and food decay attract harmful bacteria . 

  • Your tongue attracts bacteria, too. Tiny fragments of food collect on your tongue.

Easy Four-Step Routine, To keep your teeth and gums healthy:
  • Brush your teeth

  • Use an antiseptic mouthwash twice daily (after breakfast and before bedtime)

  • Use dental floss daily

  • Clean your tongue regularly by using a toothbrush or a tongue scraper

Benefits of Good Hygiene:
  • Have less plaque , so professional cleanings will be faster and more comfortable

  • Minimize your need for dental procedures

  • Feel healthier

  • Enjoy fresher breath

Children's Oral Hygiene
  •  wipe them daily with a moist washcloth to remove plaque. 

  • Use a soft child's toothbrush with non-fluoride toothpaste (like Baby OraGel) until your child is able to spit out the toothpaste.

  • Use only a small pea-size amount on the toothbrush. Swallowing too much fluoridated toothpaste can lead to staining of children's teeth (Teeth fluorosis).