Regularly scheduled complete dental checkups are necessary for any patient who wants to maintain great oral health and beautiful teeth. We advise all of our patients to visit us at least twice per year for this very reason. By making these routine appointments, our dental care experts will be able to keep track of your oral health and provide you with timely treatment if any important issues are discovered.
Our complete dental checkups include a professional teeth cleaning, an oral cancer screening, DIAGNOdent cavity detection, and when necessary, digital X-rays. We also offer supplemental fluoride applications when needed. After your complete dental checkup, you will know exactly where you stand in terms of your oral health and what you should do to provide proper care for your teeth and gums.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
Sometimes called prophylaxis, a professional teeth cleaning is our opportunity to provide you with oral cleanliness and rid your mouth of harmful bacteria and plaque. Our team uses specialized dental tools to eliminate the difficult-to-remove plaque that is present on the teeth and below the gum line. We also polish the teeth in order to get rid of unsightly surface stains. By conducting this thorough process, our experts can provide you with a sense of oral freshness that will last for many months to come. We also like to use this time to examine the mouth for any signs or symptoms of tooth decay or gum disease, and we check on any prior dental restorations to make sure that they are holding up well.
Digital X-Rays allow us to safely and instantly take a look at the hidden areas of a patient’s mouth and oral structures. By doing this, we can obtain a better understanding of any oral health problems that a patient is experiencing. Once we know exactly what is occurring inside their mouth, we can move forward with providing the best possible treatment.
Oral Cancer Screening
One of the most important parts of any complete dental checkup is the oral cancer screening. Oral cancer can strike anyone at any time, so our team is very serious about keeping a sharp eye out for the disease. If oral cancer is present, it is very important that it is caught in its earliest stages. During the screening, we will examine the patient’s lips, tongue, face, throat and other oral tissues for any signs of the condition. If anything noteworthy is discovered, a biopsy will be conducted as soon as possible.
DIAGNOdent Cavity Detection
A cavity is one of the most common oral health issues that an individual can experience. While most cavities are not too serious, they can develop into major problems if they are left untreated. That is why we consider cavity detection to be incredibly important. At NK Family Dental, we make use of DIAGNOdent technology to thoroughly check for the presence of cavities. DIAGNOdent utilizes advanced lasers that are highly effective in detecting cavities. With DIAGNOdent on our side, we are very successful in locating cavities early, allowing our patients to seek quick treatment and prevent serious oral health problems from occurring later.
Supplemental fluoride applications are one of the best methods for strengthening teeth and preventing tooth decay. A naturally occurring mineral, fluoride can be applied directly to the teeth in order to boost their durability and resistance. Our experts strongly recommend fluoride applications for any patients who are at a high risk of experiencing tooth decay. The treatment is appropriate for patients of all ages, and the quick and easy process can be completed in just a few minutes.