A dental checkup evaluates the health of your teeth, gums, and mouth. At Focus Dental Group, the dentist will examine a patient’s teeth for cavities and other tooth decay or disease signs during a routine checkup. The dentist will also check the patient’s gums to look for signs of periodontal disease and carefully examine their bite. Patients can often receive treatment on the spot if a cavity or other oral problem is detected during a routine checkup. Waiting until a problem has become severe can result in more complicated and invasive treatments that take more time to recover fully. Regular checkups are a straightforward way to protect your dental health by staying ahead of issues before they even have the chance to develop. 

What to Expect During a Dental Checkup? 

A dental checkup includes several different steps to ensure the health of your teeth and the surrounding tissue. These may consist of dental X-rays, a visual inspection to check for decay or damage, and oral cancer screening to detect abnormalities in the mouth’s soft tissues. We will then use an intraoral camera to capture images of your mouth so our dentists can get a closer look at the condition of your smile. The images will also be displayed on our chairside monitor for you to see. If plaque buildup is a significant problem, your dentist may apply a fluoride treatment to your teeth to help strengthen them. Your dentist may fill a cavity with tooth-colored filling for tooth decay. You may need a crown or a root canal for a more advanced case of decay. Gum disease can also be treated with several procedures, such as root planing and scaling, which removes tartar from the roots of the teeth, allowing your gums to heal and become healthy again. Once the necessary treatment is complete, our dentist will clean the teeth to remove plaque buildup. Regular dental checkups will help keep your teeth healthy and strong for years. 

The Benefits of a Dental Checkup 

A dental checkup allows your dental hygienist and dentist to check for cavities, signs of gum disease, oral cancer, and other severe conditions like diabetes. They also make your smile whiter and brighter with professional whitening treatments! On average, you should visit our office twice yearly for regular checkups. Visiting our office regularly ensures that your oral health stays on track. Regular visits can also help detect and treat these issues before they cause more harm. Regular visits also give us a chance to catch any health problems like oral cancers or diabetes early so that we can get the proper treatment. 

It is essential to have regular checkups and cleanings to maintain your oral health and prevent tooth decay or tooth damage. Visit Focus Dental Group at 6770 S 900 E Suite 301, Midvale, UT 84047, or call (801) 255-7101 to schedule an appointment. 

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