Checkup and Cleaning – Oak Cliff, TX
Make Sure Your Smile Lasts with Preventive Care
Your smile can stay healthy and beautiful for a lifetime with the right preventive care over the years. You may think brushing and flossing are enough to keep your teeth and gums healthy, but they are only half of the care your smile needs. The American Dental Association also recommends you visit your dentist for a cleaning and dental checkup in Oak Cliff twice a year. Dr. Sai Lavanya Peramala creates a customized treatment plan to ensure your smile lasts.
Importance of Routine Care
All too often people believe they do not need to see their dentist in Oak Cliff until after a problem develops. Although it may seem like this is saving you money, it is actually costing you more. Routine dental care allows Dr. Peramala to reduce the risk of preventable issues, like tooth decay and gum disease. Keeping your smile healthy decreases the need for a costly treatment down the road. In fact, every $1 spent on prevention can save you $8 to $50 on restorative or emergency care.
If you have dental insurance, it is easier than ever to maintain your appointments. Most insurance policies cover preventive visits 100%. We help you maximize the value of your policy to reduce the amount you need to pay.
Comprehensive Dental Cleaning
Brushing and flossing are your first line of defense against preventable oral health issues; however, even with the best techniques, there are still areas you cannot clean at home. Plaque and tartar will accumulate, increasing your risk of gum disease. With 50% of Americans having a form of the infection, we use special dental instruments to remove the harmful buildup to keep your gums healthy.
We also take the time to discuss your current oral hygiene habits and suggest improvements to keep your smile healthy in between appointments.
Complete Dental Checkup
A routine checkup allows Dr. Peramala to monitor your oral health. This allows her to detect areas of concern while they are still small to provide quick intervention, like tooth decay. A small cavity is quickly found and treated with a filling, preventing the need for a root canal in the future.
Besides a visual exam, Dr. Peramala also reviews digital x-rays of your mouth. This allows her to see your oral structures in their entirety to look for any issues brewing beneath the surface. She also looks for other concerning problems, like oral cancer. Dr. Peramala takes the time check your bite, temporomandibular joint, and other oral structures to promote a healthy smile.
She discusses her findings with you and discusses any concerns you may have to create a customized treatment plan to reach your oral health goals. Depending on the results of the exam, she may suggest other preventive treatments, such as a fluoride varnish or a nightguard to protect your teeth from grinding and clenching.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If it has been more than 6 months since your last cleaning and checkup, do not put your smile at risk any longer. Contact Hampton Dental today to schedule your appointment.