Cleanings & Checkups
Scheduling regular dental checkups and cleaning, as well as other general dentistry treatments, will help ensure your oral health. As a foundation piece in overall health and well-being, good oral hygiene can prevent the causes that lead to gum disease and tooth decay. While there are circumstances that lend themselves to those problems even with good oral hygiene, regular checkups will ensure that all your dental issues are addressed before they develop into more serious problems.
The American Dental Association promotes regular dental visits including cleanings every six to twelve months depending on the state of your mouth. People who tend to have more plaque and tartar buildup should have their teeth cleaned more often. Professional cleanings provide a deeper more extensive cleaning than regular brushing. This is also the time when we check to make sure that you do not have areas where food can get trapped. When tartar begins to build up on teeth, pockets between the tooth and gums can form trapping food debris and creating a breeding ground for more bacteria and eventual infection.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
Frederick Dental gives comprehensive dental exams. We check for periodontal or gum disease by measuring your gums. Your teeth are examined for any signs of decay or other problems. Digital x-rays are taken as a measure to help detect any problems with the teeth or gums that can't be seen by the naked eye. Soft tissues are checked for lumps or nodules which could indicate oral cancer. About 80% of the general population misses out on oral cancer screenings. Oral cancers are among the easiest to treat when discovered early. The procedure for the screening is painless and only takes a few minutes but it can save your life.
Frederick Dental is committed to addressing all areas of your oral health. Since your general health and well-being begins with good oral hygiene and a healthy mouth, we do all we can to make sure you know how to properly maintain your best oral health. Contact our office today schedule an appointment at Frederick Dental.