Regularly scheduled dental check-ups helps with not only good dental hygiene, it also allows for your hygienist and dentist to discover if there are any changes to your overall dental health such as gingivitis, early periodontal disease, tooth decay or signs of oral cancer.
Bi-annual dental exams are recommended to ensure the overall health of your teeth, gums, and mouth. Your dental hygienist will discuss any health issues you may have, any medications you are taking, check for any sings of gum inflammation, receding or bleeding gums, cracked or potential fractures to teeth or fillings and look for tooth decay. Your Hygienist may also take bite wing x-rays to further access the overall condition of your oral health and perform an oral cancer screening.
Your dental cleaning will also include checking the gums for signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease. Your Hygienist will also clean and polish your teeth, floss and may apply a fluoride treatment.
Scheduled six month dental check ups and cleanings minimize problems down the road. Being diligent in your dental care protects your overall health and your teeth by preventing problems before they arise.
Education, prevention and good dental care is always a winning formula good overall health. Please call Design Dental at 319-626-2222 to schedule a dental check up and exam.
Located in North Liberty Iowa, Dr. Tu and his team are ready to make you smile.