Taking care of your oral health is a process that is not only necessary, but is essential for the rest of your life. Indeed, there are many components that contribute to your oral health, and there are even more threats out there that can complicate it. While we may have natural defenses in place in the form of dental enamel, it is important to recognize that it is simply not enough to keep bacteria and other concerns at bay. In today’s blog, your Conroe, TX dentist discusses the important role of your routine dental checkup in maintaining a good level of oral health, as well as what you can expect from your visit.
Taking Your X-Rays
It goes without saying there are several different areas of dentistry out there, and sometimes it can be difficult to keep up with them all. Though cosmetic procedures address how your grin appears and restorative treatment aims to mitigate a threat, none are more important than preventive dental care.
You see, preventive dentistry includes any practice that aims to protect your smile from harm, strengthen natural defenses, and overall provide a feeling of cleanliness. At home, prevention is often practiced in the form of brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash, but no routine is complete without an in-office checkup.
During your visit, the first step we will take is to take your x-rays. This allows us to gain an understanding of potential trouble areas and damage that may have occurred on a structural level. To learn more about this process and how our team can help you, give us a call today.
Examining Oral Structures
After we take your x-rays, our next step is to provide a dental examination. An examination allows us to take an even closer look at your structures for signs of damage, trauma, infection, or another type of concern. It is also during this step that we can perform an oral cancer screening so as to make sure your health is in tip-top condition.
When we screen for oral cancer, we take care to examine your gums, tongue, lips, cheeks, floor of the mouth, roof of the mouth, and the throat. Contact our office today to learn more and schedule your visit.
Providing a Thorough Clean
Finally, but certainly not least, we end your checkup visit with a professional dental cleaning. Even when you practice brushing and flossing at home, sometimes bacteria can make their way into the difficult-to-clean areas of the mouth, warranting a need for professional care. We will polish your teeth once we are done, and then you will be all good to go!
Give Our Team a Call
Contact The Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX by calling 936-441-4600 to schedule your next appointment with our team and learn more about the important role your checkup plays in maintaining your oral health.