One of the best ways to keep your smile healthy is with preventive dental care, starting with cleanings and checkups. At Hollon Dental, we like to see our patients every year for checkups to perform a comprehensive dental exam, and usually twice a year for dental cleanings. These preventive dental care visits can help reduce tooth decay, gum disease and serious oral health issues, extending the lifespan of your smile and saving money on dental repairs.
Dental cleanings are a key component of preventing decay and gum disease. Our dental hygienists carefully perform a periodontal exam to check your gum health. Almost 50% of adults over 30 years of age obtain some level of gum disease, the most common cause of tooth loss. With routine dental cleanings and periodontal exams, we can remove accumulated tartar and thoroughly clean your teeth. If there are any signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease, we can begin treatment to protect your gum and oral health.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
Detecting dental problems early is important to minimize tooth damage and expensive dental repairs. A comprehensive dental exam is part of our preventive dental care at Hollon Dental. Your dentist will carefully examine your x-rays and perform a physical exam of your teeth and oral tissues. Catching areas of decay, cracks, chips or other problems early makes it easier and less expensive to complete dental repairs. Dr. Hollon or Dr. Forehand will take the time to discuss any treatments that are recommended and answer any questions you have about your oral health. Many times, the dental treatment can be performed the same day as your checkup, saving you time.
Everyone should have at least one preventive dental care visit per year for cleanings and checkups. Most people should have at least two cleanings per year, and those with periodontal disease may require more frequent cleanings. Staying on top of preventive dental care visits is the best way to maintain a healthy smile and avoid serious oral health issues.
If it has been over a year since your last checkup or cleaning, contact us at Hollon Dental to book your appointment. We accept most dental insurance plans and have flexible payment options – call today to schedule your visit.