Preventive Exams & Cleanings
When you first visit our office, we’ll establish a baseline for your oral health by performing a comprehensive examination, including evaluations for periodontal disease, occlusal (bite) alignment, jawbone health and integrity, and oral cancer. Your dentist will take detailed images using advanced technology, including digital X-rays and an intraoral camera, to make sure your records are updated. Then, he will consult with you to set a regular schedule of follow-up checkups and cleanings. During each subsequent appointment, your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and oral structures and compare them to your baseline to determine if you may need further treatment.
Why Regular Preventive Visits Matter
Keeping your smile healthy and beautiful is a continuous effort. Every day, you should brush your teeth at least twice and floss at least once to control the plaque that continuously forms on them. Likewise, regular professional cleanings are necessary to clean away the tartar (calcified plaque that was not removed with brushing). Consistent cleanings at home and at your dentist’s office help you avoid the issues that result from excessive plaque and tartar buildup, like cavities and gingivitis. If ignored now, such issues will require more extensive treatment later.
Schedule your next dental exam and cleaning
Typically, you should schedule your checkup and cleaning appointments no more than six months apart, though you may require more frequent visits if you exhibit any existing dental issues. To schedule your next appointment with one of our experts, call the My Dentist office in Londonderry, NH, today at (603) 965-3407.