Checkups And Cleanings – Covington, LA
Avoid Dental Problems From The Start
These days, everyone is busy. But, paradoxically, the best way to save time on dental appointments is by scheduling routine dental care. Most patients only need two visits a year to keep their dental health on track and prevent cavities, gum problems, and other issues from ever developing (or minimize them when they do occur). If it’s been a while since your last checkup and dental cleaning, contact our office today to schedule. Your smile will thank you!
Why Are Checkups and Cleanings So Important?
One of the most common questions we hear is, “Why should I come in if I’m not having pain or problems?” The answer can be summed up in one word: prevention. By having one of our highly-trained, experienced dentists look at your teeth and gums regularly, you’ll be proactive about finding small problems when they can still be treated with simple procedures like fillings. In many cases, dental problems don’t cause pain until the later stages, at which point you may need a dental crown or root canal (or both).
Also, don’t forget that the reason dental insurance typically covers checkups and cleanings at 100% is that they know preventative care leads to less major dental work. Simply put, routine visits result in fewer problems that need to be addressed, which everyone can agree is a good thing.
What’s Included In a Checkup?
We often hear from our patients that their checkups were the most thorough dental exams they’ve ever received. These visits are so much more than a simple “cavity check,” although that’s certainly an important part of it. Below is just some of what your checkup will include:
What Is a Cleaning Like?
Each of our friendly, gentle hygienists is passionate about helping you achieve a healthy smile through great oral hygiene. Since even the most diligent patients aren’t able to remove all the plaque and tartar from their teeth and gums, regular dental cleanings are a big part of preventing bad breath, cavities, and gum disease.
Using special tools to clean your teeth, we’ll make sure you stay comfortable from start to finish. We’ll also polish and floss to make your teeth look and feel fantastic. To help you maintain everything at home, you’ll also get personalized oral hygiene tips, including the best tools and products to use and how to use the right technique when brushing and flossing.