A general dental checkup is a preventive procedure designed to keep your teeth healthy and detect problems early. During a checkup, Dr. Morocho will:
- Take X-rays to check for cavities, gum disease, bone loss, and other abnormalities
- Examine your teeth for signs of decay, fractures, and other damage
- Clean your teeth, removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria buildup
- Professionally clean your teeth
- Teach you healthy oral hygiene habits
Why Are General Checkups Important?
Regular dental exams and cleanings can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. During the checkup, the dentist will clean your teeth by scraping away plaque, tartar, and food debris. A dental checkup also allows the dentist to identify any early signs of decay or disease, such as gingivitis.
How Often Should You Get a Dental Checkup?
The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist at least twice a year. The dentist may recommend more frequent checkups depending on your oral health needs. This frequency allows the dentist to catch any developing oral health concerns before they become painful and costly. During these checkups, the dentist will also clean your teeth. Regular cleanings can help prevent plaque buildup and gum disease.
Are Dental Checkups Painful?
Dental checkups are pain-free and comfortable. The dentist will perform a thorough examination to look for any early signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues. They may also take X-rays or perform an oral cancer screening.
During the exam, the dentist will clean your teeth. If plaque and tartar are present, they will be removed. Once the cleaning is completed, your teeth will be polished.
How Can You Improve Your Dental Health?
Brushing your teeth is one of the most important things you can do for your oral health. Brushing removes plaque and bacteria from your teeth. Plaque and bacteria lead to tooth decay and gum disease, so it is important to brush twice a day, every day.
Flossing is also important because it removes plaque and food particles from in between your teeth. Food and plaque that get trapped between your teeth can cause gum disease and tooth decay. Flossing once a day is recommended.
To learn more about our dental services, call us at (718) 459-4700 or visit Creative Dental of Queens at 63-58 Wetherole St, Rego Park, NY 11374.