Dental health begins and ends at home, but regular trips to your local dentist will help you maintain healthy, long-lasting teeth for years to come.
The American Dental Association recommends scheduling a checkup at least every six months. The simple truth of the matter is that everyone is different. Some people may need more regular exams, especially if they’re prone to cavities and periodontal diseases.
At Philley Dentistry, you can expect your exams and checkup to be simple affairs. We’ll get you in and out and back to work as quickly as possible.
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The first part of any routine visit to the dentist is a thorough cleaning and flossing. One of our experienced hygienists will remove the plaque, tartar, and other build up that you weren’t able to get at home.
When they’re finished, they’ll polish your teeth. This will more thoroughly clean your teeth while also removing any remaining build up or discoloration. The polish will also help protect your teeth long-term.
Once the hygienist is finished, Dr. Philley will come to look at your teeth. He’ll be looking for weaknesses, like cavities, to see if you’ll need further care.
Dentists look at more than just your teeth, though. Dr. Philley will also inspect gums, mouth, tongue, and lymph nodes to ensure that everything is healthy.
You won’t get X-Rays every time you visit the dentist, but you dentist will give you mouth x-rays at least once a year.
A dental x-ray will help your dentist identify any problems with the inside of your teeth. Often they’ll be able to spot early signs of decay or deterioration, for instance.