Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Clintonville, OH
Protecting Your Teeth for the Present and Future
Attending routine dental checkups and cleanings are one of the most important steps you can take to keep your mouth healthy. Even if you brush and floss your teeth diligently, these regular dental visits can prevent and detect oral health issues that can’t be seen or felt. At Creative Smiles, Dr. Eric Buck and his highly-trained team provide the thorough checkups and cleanings that you need to stay healthy. These visits will not only keep your smile looking and feeling great, but they can also have a positive impact on your overall health.
What Happens at Your Dental Visit?
Routine dental appointments are made up of 2 equally important parts, a checkup and cleaning. During your cleaning, one of our expert dental hygienists will:
- Clean away plaque and tartar that isn’t removed through routine brushing and flossing. If plaque isn’t cleaned off, it can turn into tartar, which can only be removed by a professional.
- Floss your teeth to remove any plaque or food debris that have been hiding.
- Give your teeth a nice polish so you can leave our office with a great-looking smile. This also removes surface stains that you may have picked up in between visits.
- Give you some useful at-home oral healthcare tips based on the condition of your smile.
After your cleaning, Dr. Buck will give your mouth a thorough examination. He will check your mouth, jaw, head, and neck for any warning signs or symptoms of health issues. He will also use X-Rays to examine the inside of your tooth structure and mouth. Many dental issues can’t be detected at home, which makes these routine checkups incredibly important. At Creative Smiles, Dr. Buck’s dental checkups can prevent:
- Oral Cancer
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Alignment and bite problems
- Wisdom tooth issues
Importance of Biannual Checkups & Cleanings
The most significant reason why twice a year checkups and cleanings are important is their ability to prevent and detect issues while they are still small. Prolonging dental visits will put you at risk of developing more serious issues because we haven’t had the opportunity to catch them. At Creative Smiles, we take pride in our ability to detect dental problems to prevent you from more extensive treatments in the future. Our routine checkups will make sure your mouth is healthy, and our cleanings will set you up for oral health success in the future.
Another reason why checkups and cleanings are important is that your oral health can have an impact on your overall health. Gum disease, which affects around half of the US population, can increase your risk of developing serious health issues like cardiovascular disease, stroke, and even Alzheimer’s. So, even if you think your mouth is completely healthy, it’s still vital to your wellbeing to visit our office for biannual checkups and cleanings.