Dental Exams and cleanings maintain your smile
They reduce the amount of plaque in your mouth. Bacteria are always in your mouth. After you eat, bacteria produce plaque that can damage your teeth’s enamel. Regular brushing helps to remove plaque from your teeth and limit the bacteria, but regular dental cleanings remove the plaque that brushing can't—like the plaque below your gum line.
They help protect you from gum diseases that can affect your overall health. Regular brushing and annual cleanings help you to avoid destructive diseases like gingivitis as well as more severe periodontal problems that are hard to treat and can cause larger health problems.
They keep your dental health manageable. During professional cleanings, your dentist checks for cavities and other dental issues that can be easily corrected.
Preventing Problems Before They Start!
The health of your teeth and mouth is important to make sure you have a healthy body. Visiting Dr. Mishler for a comprehensive exam and cleaning is essential to having a healthy beautiful smile. During your exam, we will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other health problems. The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist every six months to ensure your teeth are healthy and well taken care of.
Dr. Mishler will look for these aspects of dental health during a dental exam:
Examining the gums
Looking for signs of gum disease
Checking for teeth that are loose
Checking the contact between your teeth
Looking at the tissues inside of your mouth
Looking for cavities and tooth decay
Checking for chipped or broken teeth
Checking fillings that need to be repaired or replaced
Examining the health of your tongue
Checking that your bite is correct
Changes in the gums covering teeth
Taking X-rays and explaining what they mean to you
You can schedule an appointment at Peak Health Dentistry right now, by contacting us at 907-337-0304.