Regular dental checkups are essential in the overall health of your mouth, teeth, and gums. Our practice recommends checkups and cleaning every 6 months for most of our clients, however, some patients may need to come more frequently.
Checkups often include services such as radiographs (x-rays) to assess the position and health of your teeth as well as periodontal probing (gum health assessment) for regular monitoring of gum disease. We also make sure to always assess for signs of oral cancer.
Scheduling regular visits allow ongoing monitoring of your oral health so any issues can be caught early and treated in a timely manner, often preventing bigger issues down the road.
Cleanings typically involve removing plaque buildup, flossing, polishing, and applying an elective safe fluoride treatment, as needed. While brushing and flossing twice a day is highly recommended, these cleanings by your hygienist help keep teeth and gums healthy and your oral health flourishing.
Our number one goal is to help you maintain optimal oral health. MSK Dentistry’s staff will work to determine a customized general and preventative protocol to fit your needs.