Nowadays, day to day life is hectic. Most people have to work two jobs just to maintain the lifestyles they wish to live, especially in a large metropolitan area like Columbus. It may be tempting to skip a dental appointment now and then. At Creative Smiles, Dr. Buck and his associates are passionate about helping patients achieve their healthiest smiles and keep them for life. Just remember, your dentist in Columbus is here to provide the necessary dental care that you need. Your smile—and overall health—are worth it!
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Our dental team works one on one with patients to develop customized dental plans that fit each patient’s needs, budget, and ultimately bring them to optimal oral health. But, no complete dental plan is complete without semiannual professional cleanings and dental checkups with your family dentist in Columbus. This is the recommended standard of care that was set by the American Dental Association. Even from the growth of your child’s first tooth, patients should start visiting our dental practice two times a year. If you were to visit our Creative Smiles dental office for a checkup, you can expect:
- A complete diagnostic—Our dentists use advanced Schick digital x-rays and intraoral photography in order to give patients the best view of their internal and external oral structures. This is crucial to patient’s preventive care because we can spot issues that may not be visible with our regular eyesight.
- A comprehensive examination—Our dentists examine every detail about each patient’s mouth looking for signs of oral health issues. We are able to spot health issues like decay, gum disease, TMJ dysfunction, teeth grinding, and oral cancer in its early stages and start the best treatment to get your oral health back on track.
- A professional cleaning—Our hygienists and dentists will systematically remove plaque and bacteria from hard to reach spots in your mouth. Even with an excellent oral health routine at home, it is important to have your dentist professionally clean the areas that you may have accidentally missed.
- A customized plan for treatment—Our dentists will take the time to discuss the results of their dental checkup with them. We can answer any questions you may have and develop a plan for further treatment if needed.
Health Benefits of Dental Checkups and Cleanings
Advanced gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss for American adults, and oral cancer causes more than 7,500 deaths each year! If noticed and treated early, these diseases can be controlled or eliminated altogether. By keeping an eye out for dental issues every six months, we can often reduce your potential for severe health problems. A lot of the time, your dentist is actually able to spot overall health issues that are unrelated to your dental health just by the shape of your teeth and gums. Be proactive. Practice good preventive care by scheduling a checkup with Creative Smiles today!