Regular dental check-ups can help keep your teeth and gums healthy as we use specific cleaning techniques. Our dentist serving Hinsdale knows how important it is to keep up-to-date with your bi-yearly cleanings, and here are some reasons why.
A regular dental visit helps us diagnose potential problems before they become serious conditions. Your appointment consists of two parts: the examination and the cleaning.
- Examination: The dentist will examine your teeth for cavities and potentially take x-rays to detect cavities that are in between your teeth. Then, we’ll check for plaque and tartar on your teeth and your gums will be checked for gum disease.
- Cleaning: If you have some plaque or tartar, we remove it so it doesn’t build-up. We use a process called scaling, which is the cleaning of your teeth with special tools to remove tartar that you cannot reach with just a toothbrush. After the cleaning, we will polish your teeth to remove any surface stains.
In Between Visits
During the six months between your visits, make sure you are taking care of your teeth and gums by brushing and flossing regularly. Floss daily and brush your teeth at least twice a day with toothpaste that contains fluoride. After brushing, use mouthwash to help control plaque and bacteria while also keeping your breath fresh.
Contact Us Today
Regular dental visits are important to keep your oral health in tip-top shape. Make sure you visit Dentistry by Design twice a year for your cleanings and let your dentist in Hinsdale know if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you!