“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”
Oral health is the gateway to your overall health, and two of the most important procedures at our Richmond dental office are the cleaning and the exam. No matter how well you take care of your teeth at home, there are always some places that can only be reached with a professional cleaning. Prevention, in other words, is the answer to affordable healthcare.
Healthy Teeth is a Lifelong Pursuit
Regular visits to the dental office for a professional cleaning need to be part of your oral health routine. This behavior should start early on (according to the ADA, children should start visiting the dentist by their first birthday or when their first tooth comes in) and continue throughout your entire life.
When you come in for a cleaning, we can remove stains, clean plaque and tartar from difficult-to-reach spaces, and make sure every tooth is polished up nicely.
More than a Cleaning
This is also a chance for us to get a good look at your overall dental situation. So, while we’re performing the cleaning, we can also provide a number of other services. This kind of regular checkup is essential to prevent future problems, and may include:
- Taking x-rays
- Checking the bite and making sure the jaw is moving properly
- Spot any teeth that are damaged and fillings that need to be replaced
- Check gums for any signs of periodontitis or gingivitis
- Make sure your teeth aren’t shifting out of place
We recommend coming in for a professional dental cleaning at least twice a year to stay on top of your oral health. This way, we can augment your at-home dental hygiene routines and prevent a lot of potential problems.
Contact us today to set up your next appointment with your dentist in Richmond, VA.