It might look like everything is going well with your oral health, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a hidden problem developing. If you’re serious about keeping your teeth and gums healthy, we recommend maintaining your routine hygiene appointment.
Recare is a lot more than just your typical teeth cleaning and routine check-up. Think of it as a one-stop appointment for thoroughly examining your entire oral region. There are three steps in the process:
Your recare appointment will begin with the diagnostic category. This is when we’ll go over every inch of your mouth to discover any dental issues that are present or in early development. We’ll capture X-rays, examine your teeth for decay or cavities, check for periodontal disease, and look for any cracks or chips. This is also the perfect opportunity for you to point out any discomfort or ask questions about your smile.
Recare appointments will also include free oral cancer screenings in April. This is extremely important, as catching cancer early allows treatment to begin as soon as possible, meaning there’s a much greater chance of curing it.
The Preventive stage of your appointment is all about professionally cleaning your teeth. We remove plaque and tartar that have built up on your teeth. If this stays on for too long, it will eat away at your enamel, which is why it’s important to visit us for a professional cleaning at least every six months. This will be followed by brushing with a special electric toothbrush, plus flossing and a fluoride rinse.
When you come to see us, we want you to learn too, because knowing more about your oral health will encourage you to take measures to stay healthy. We will show you what’s going on inside your mouth with our intraoral camera and go over important brushing and flossing tips. If you have questions about anything, we’ll be happy to have an in-depth discussion.
Your oral health should be taken seriously as it acts as a gateway to the body. Any potential problems, such as infection, can move well beyond just your mouth. There’s no better way to take action than coming in for a hygiene appointment at Humphries Dental. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!
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