At Complete Family Dentistry, we firmly believe in the old saying “Prevention is better than cure.” The first step to the prevention of oral issues is to maintain good oral hygiene and healthy habits such as regular brushing, flossing and the avoidance of sugary foods. One more step towards achieving optimal oral health is professional dental checkups every six months.
During your dental checkup, we carry out a complete examination of your teeth and mouth to check for any signs of decay, gum disease, and other problems. We use the advanced DIAGNOdent system for detecting hidden cavities and decay in your teeth. The DIAGNOdent pen is a great instrument, a revolutionary tool that helps in the detection of cavities. DIAGNOdent has 90 percent accuracy, which is one of the highest available cavity detection rates.
This is followed by a professional dental cleaning or prophylaxis, which involves removing plaque and tartar which can even occur with careful brushing and flossing, especially in the areas of your mouth that cannot be reached by your toothbrush. We also take X-rays when necessary to detect any hidden issues.
Our regular dental checkups also include an oral cancer screening, which involves the detection of any abnormalities in the tissues of your mouth, lips and throat. These screenings are essential to rule out the possibility of this potentially deadly disease.
Regular dental checkups can help you avoid expensive treatments and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. To schedule your comprehensive dental exam, please call our friendly team at (954) 564-3244.