Daily brushing and flossing are important to maintain good oral health. However, even the most diligent brushing and flossing can not get rid of plaque and tartar which can build up over time and cause dental disease. That's why you need regular checkups and cleanings to ensure healthy teeth. A checkup allows us to see if you have any dental problems and helps you keep your mouth healthy. Leaving problems untreated could make them more difficult to treat in the future, so it's best to deal with problems early or prevent them altogether.
Our dental checkups include a thorough cleaning to remove plaque, tartar, bacteria and stains from your teeth. Once your teeth have been cleaned, we will conduct a thorough exam of your teeth and your gums. During this exam, the doctor will look for signs of oral health problems including tooth decay, Gingivitis, gum disease, oral cancer and more. If necessary, we will also take x-rays of your mouth. After your exam, the doctor will share findings with you and explain any concerns. If you need restorative dental care, we'll educate you about your situation and treatment options, then help you make a decision and schedule for the detal treatments.
If you live in Seattle area and are in need of a dental checkup, contact our dental office today to schedule an appointment. We currently accepting new patients and we work with many dental insurance plans. We would welcome the opportunity to provide dental care for you and your entire family. We look forward to helping you achieve and maintain a beautiful smile.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends routine check-ups every six months.
Yes. Your daily brushing and flossing are both important in maintaining oral health. However, you cannot remove all of the plaque that sticks to your teeth with your own efforts. We will thoroughly clean every surface of your teeth for effective cavity and periodontal disease protection.
When gums bleed, the cause usually comes from brushing too hard or early stage gum disease, called gingivitis. We can consult with you on choosing the proper toothbrush and methods for safe and effective daily oral care. If your gums show signs of gum disease, we may recommend a deep hygiene treatment to alleviate your symptoms.