There is more to your regular recalls than just simply cleaning the teeth. While it is true that our dental team is meticulously removing the plaque and tartar that has accumulated on your teeth above the gum line, we are also checking for cavities, periodontal disease, occlusal disease, and oral cancer, including both an intraoral exam of the oral cavity tissues and an extraoral examination of the head and neck. Our goal is to discover any issues early on in the progression, so as to be as minimally invasive as possible, and ensure more successful treatment outcomes.
Also at these regular dental visits, we are able to coach you so that you may achieve optimal dental health. The health of your teeth and mouth is on your shoulders! We assess your home habits, and make suggestions related to brushing, flossing, and rinsing, as well as assess dietary habits that affect your teeth. In your children’s mouths, we are also looking for signs of malocclusion, so as to suggest orthodontic intervention at the optimal time. We discuss at length ways of preventing issues in the mouth, and offer insight as to the connection between oral disease and systemic disease, such as diabetes and heart disease. Our dental team is focused on your oral health, but we are also integral to your full body health!