Day in and day out, your smile is constantly facing the threat of several different factors. These can range anywhere from the cosmetic and health impacts of your diet to how often you practice dental prevention and everything in between. Moreover, the constant presence of oral bacteria within the mouth in and of itself is a threat, and it is virtually impossible to get rid of them all. As such, the next best step is to do what we can with diligence to ensure our smiles are protected from harm. In today’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist explains the important role of your routine dental checkup, and how this visit is used to help guide your at-home routine.
Preventive Dentistry Protects Your Teeth
From a young age, your parents or guardians have likely instilled in you the importance of taking care of your smile. Not only is it one of the first things a person may notice about you, but your teeth and other oral structures help you perform routine tasks such as biting, chewing, and eating with ease.
Indeed, your grin may have a few natural defenses in place, but they are no match for all of the combined oral health threats that your smile comes into contact with on a daily basis. This is where dental prevention comes into play, however, as it provides additional care to help fend off many of these threats.
At home, prevention comes in the form of brushing your teeth, flossing, and rinsing using an antiseptic mouthwash. Though you may be taking these steps, it is important to recognize that no routine is complete without attending a routine checkup and cleaning. To learn more about this process, give our team a call today.
Examining Structures for Signs of Damage
During your routine examination, our team will take care to thoroughly examine each of your oral structures for any signs of damage, infection, decay, or trauma. Moreover, we will look at more than just your teeth, taking care to ensure your gum tissues and other oral structures are in peak health. Finally, we will conduct an oral cancer screening to check for signs of the concern, including red or white rough patches, sores that do not seem to heal, and more. Contact our team to learn more.
Providing a Thorough Dental Cleaning
Following your formal examination, we will provide a dental cleaning to finish off your in-office checkup visit. This step involves carefully but thoroughly cleaning deposits of plaque or tartar that may have nestled into hard-to-clean spaces. Once it is complete, we will polish your teeth and you will be on your way.
Schedule Your Visit Today
Contact Melrose Dental Arts in Vista, CA by calling 760-724-9117 to schedule your next appointment with our team and learn more about the necessity of attending routine dental checkup and cleaning visits.