Even if you take excellent care of your teeth and gums at home, you still need to see a dentist regularly. Your dentist can check for problems that you may not see or feel. Many dental problems don’t become visible or cause pain until they are in more advanced stages. Examples include cavities, gum disease and oral cancer. Regular visits allow your dentist to find early signs of disease so problems can be treated at a manageable stage.

Regular visits to the dentist will help you preserve good oral health, while allowing for early detection of any potential problems before they become serious. Early detection and prevention helps to limit pain and suffering as well as to limit costs and visits.  Moreover, there is a proven connection between the health of your mouth and many other conditions throughout the body including; heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, bone loss, premature and low-birth babies and erectile dysfunction, to name a few.

Services provided during your check-up and cleaning might include:

  • A review of your dental and medical history
  • An oral cancer screening using VELscope® technology
  • An evaluation of your overall oral health
  • Radiographs (Bitewings, periapical and/or panoramic) to detect decay, disease or concerns
  • Photographs of smile, bite, tooth alignment, and shade
  • DIAGNOdent® screening for early caries detection (tests the density / softness of your enamel)
  • Removal of stains, plaque, and tartar
  • Periodontal Probing – A measure of your tissue pockets to assess your gum tissue and bone health
  • A fluoride application
  • Sealants / assessment of the need for sealants
  • Polishing of all teeth
  • A treatment plan of any areas of concerns by priority
  • Estimates of needed treatment
  • Referrals to specialists if indicated
  • A predetermination of treatment coverage for insurance
  • A goodie bag including a new toothbrush, tooth paste, floss sample
  • At-home oral health education and instruction

Additional services available during this appointment
Orthodontics consultation if needed:

  • In-office whitening
  • 3 Dimensional Cone Beam (CBCT) Diagnostic Imaging

A note on dental plan coverage assistance.
When you visit the dentist and how often should not be dictated solely by your coverage assitance, if you have one.  A patient might have infection or disease that needs treatment every four months, but their plan covers a visit every nine months.  Your treatment recommendations are established by science, determined by a dental professional based on the health of your mouth.  Conversely, what your plan covers is established by your employer, based on what they are willing to pay in premiums.  Delaying treatment can result in the progression of disease or worsening conditions which will increase costs and ultimately result in tooth and bone loss.

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