Professional Teeth Cleanings & Complete Checkups
Dentists recommend you get at least two professional cleanings a year and at least two check ups. This will help further protect your teeth from cavities, plaque and to prevent diseases such as tooth decay or gingivitis.
Most people might think they don’t need a cleaning or checkup if they have good oral hygiene habits at home. However, it is important to get checked not only to keep your teeth and gums healthy but also for your overall health. During a complete checkup, your dentist will look for abnormal tissue, bumps or sore in your mouth, neck and face that could be a sign of oral cancer.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
Having good oral hygiene is very important, brushing twice a day, rinsing and flossing will keep your teeth clean and healthy and bacteria unable to cause any damage. The reason why it is important to get at least two professional cleanings a year is to make sure that your teeth remain strong and your mouth is healthy. Brushing does the job, it cleans out bacteria and stops buildup and plaque from damaging your teeth and gums.
The procedure consists of a thorough clean and polishing to prevent bacteria from adhering to your teeth or gums. Fluoride treatment will then be applied to your teeth or if needed, sealants will also give your teeth an extra protection.
A complete checkup will allow the doctor to carry on exams such as a full examination of your teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. X-rays might be done if necessary, here at Campbell Dental Group, we care about the well-being of our patients, so all our X-rays are digital which has been proven to reduce the radiation by 60%.
A full oral cancer screening check will be performed. This screening consists of a thorough examination of tissue that might look abnormal, bumps or sores that might indicate oral cancer. Over 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer each year, of which 10,000 die from it. Out of all the forms of cancer, oral cancer does not present any signs until it is already too late to have successful treatment, the longer you wait, the fewer chances you have of having a successful treatment. Having a check up twice a year will help with early detection, which can make the difference between life and death.
If you are due for a complete checkup or professional cleaning, call at (404) 256-0009 or visit us at 4840 Roswell Rd NE, Building A Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30342.