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Dental Checkups & Cleanings – La Plata

Prevent Future Dental Health Problems

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At La Plata Dental, it is always our priority to help patients maintain excellent dental health! The best way to do this is by scheduling regular dental checkups and cleanings every six months. During these visits, we can thoroughly clean and inspect your smile for signs of the most common oral health issues. To get back on track with your regular checkups and cleanings, give us a call. We are looking forward to caring for your beautiful smile!

Why Choose La Plata Dental for Dental Checkups & Cleanings

  • Friendly, Welcoming Dental Team
  • We Welcome Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Financing Available

Why Are Regular Dental Checkups & Cleanings Important?

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If you aren’t feeling any pain in your mouth, you may be wondering why you should bother attending a checkup and cleaning. However, the truth is that skipping regular dental visits can cost you a lot in the long run. When you attend professional cleanings, your hygienist removes plaque and tartar that could eventually cause cavities and gum disease. Your dentist will also check for existing oral health issues so they can be treated early on. When minor problems are left untreated, they will worsen, and you could end up needing a root canal, dental crown, or an extraction later on. By keeping your oral health in good shape, you can lower your risk of other medical problems, like heart disease and diabetes.

What to Expect During a Dental Checkup

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We will begin by visually examining your teeth, gums, existing dental work, and overall bite. We will also take a look around your mouth for early signs of oral cancer. Once a year, X-rays are taken of your mouth to ensure that there aren’t any issues going on under the surface that we can’t see with the naked eye. If we come across any issues, we will create a treatment plan to restore the health of your smile. If you have any questions about at-home dental care or dental treatments, this is the best time to bring them up.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning

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Even if you are diligent about your daily brushing and flossing, there will still be some parts of your smile that you can’t quite reach. This is where your routine professional cleanings come in. During this time, your dental hygienist will use dental instruments to remove plaque and tartar from between the teeth and along the gum line. Removing this will reduce your risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, halitosis (bad breath), and other health issues. Your hygienist will then floss your teeth and polish them to reduce surface stains.

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