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. Oral hygiene needs change with age and the condition of your teeth and gums.
During an exam, your dentist will use an intraoral camera with sophisticated magnification and lighting to see all surface areas inside your mouth. Dr. Smith 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 that line your cheeks and gums. We will also examine the gums and bone, while reviewing previous and new radiographic images. Make your appointment today for your cleaning and check-up. Wesley B. Smith, DDS is always accepting new patients.
Children's Dental Cleanings
Bringing your child in for dental cleanings at least twice a year is a great preventive measure that can keep the oral disease at bay. We will floss in between your child's teeth and use special tools to remove any tartar (hardened, built up plaque). Then, we will use a motorized brush and some toothpaste to clean and polish the teeth.
Infants Need Care Too
Once the first tooth appears in the mouth a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head, preferably one designed specifically for infants, should be used at least once a day at bedtime to remove plaque bacteria which can lead to decay.
make your appointment today for your cleaning and check-up. Wesley B. Smith, DDS is always accepting new patients.