Dental Checkups in Spring Valley
The key to optimal dental health is ensuring that teeth and gums are regularly checked and maintained. An important aspect of general dental healthcare would be to routinely visit a dental professional's office (biannual visits) that would take into account the patient’s overall oral health and wellness. Dr. Most's office in Spring Valley has the right team of experts and the latest dental technology in hand that can help serve our patient’s dental needs even better.
Why are dental checkups important?
Maintaining oral health is as important as maintaining overall health. While ensuring to routinely visit the dentist, it not helps to keep a track on the patient’s dental health, but can also help the dentist to communicate with the patient on what's next.
Regular dental checkups would allow keeping teeth and gums healthy and well-functioning. The ADA recommends that patients visit their dentist at least once every six months.
What can the patient expect during routine dental visits?
Generally, dental check-ups would involve an initial oral examination followed by a dental cleaning.
During the dental examination, the dentist would closely observe the oral cavity to look for signs of cavities, lesions, plaque, impacted or misaligned teeth. Signs of plaque and tartar would require immediate removal as their presence could diminish the health of gums and other healthy tissues.
A careful examination of gum tissues would be done to detect signs of periodontal or gum disease. The dentist would use a specially designed tool for the same. Signs of healthy gums can be interpreted from the distance between the enamel and the gums. Shorter distances are a sign of healthy gums, while longer distances are a sign of diseased gums. Dental check-ups may also include an examination of the patient's face, neck, throat, and head.
The next phase of the dental check-up would involve dental cleaning. The hygienist would use special tools that are designed to help get rid of hardened plaque, also known as calculus. The process of removing surface bacteria is known as scaling. Teeth, after undergoing scaling may also be polished. Polishing helps remove surface stains.
Finally, towards the end, the dentist would recommend and advise home-care routines that the patient can diligently follow in between dental visits. At Most Dental, we also provide dental health services for the entire family and help keep track of your family's health progress.
Be sure to visit Most Dental for your regular dental check-ups. Feel free to reach our office at (702) 871-0304 or schedule an appointment online.