As a new patient, you can expect your dentist to review your medical history and conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. Your dentist may also take X-rays to look for hidden dental issues. She will develop a treatment plan and discuss it with you based on her findings. She may also provide tips on how to improve your oral hygiene routine.
Many dental insurance plans cover the cost of routine checkups and cleanings. However, it's important to check with your insurance provider to determine what is covered under your specific plan.
It's best to avoid eating or drinking anything for at least 30 minutes before your appointment. This will ensure that your teeth are clean and debris-free, making it easier for your dentist to examine them.
Even if you brush and floss regularly, you may still develop dental problems such as cavities or gum disease. Regular dental checkups allow your dentist to identify and treat these problems early, before they become more serious.
A dental cleaning focuses on removing plaque and tartar from your teeth, while a checkup involves a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth for signs of disease or decay. During a checkup, your dentist may also take X-rays to look for hidden dental issues.
A dental checkup typically takes between 30 minutes to an hour. However, the length of your appointment may vary depending on the procedures you need, such as X-rays or dental cleaning.
No, dental checkups are typically not painful. During a checkup, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums for signs of decay or disease and may take X-rays. You may experience some discomfort during a dental cleaning if you have sensitive teeth, but we offer always complimentary laughing gas to help you feel comfortable and relaxed at all times.
During a dental cleaning, a hygienist will use special tools to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, polish them, and floss in between them. They may also apply fluoride to strengthen your teeth.
The American Dental Association recommends that adults visit the dentist for a checkup at least once every six months. However, depending on your oral health needs, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits.
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