What happens during a 6-month check up?
This appointment typically takes around 40-60 minutes. During your check-up, we will perform an oral cancer screening, take any necessary x-rays, clean your teeth above and below your gum line to get rid of any soft and hard deposits such as plaque and tartar, polish your teeth to remove any staining on the outside of your teeth, provide understandable oral hygiene instructions, and check for dental cavities or dental issues. Lastly, but most importantly, we will make sure all of your questions are answered so that you understand your oral health.
Why is it important to maintain your 6-month check up appointments? Great question!
The foundation of your mouth. Have you ever wondered how your teeth stay in your mouth? They are held in place by your jawbone that has individual sockets for each tooth. Our gums cover up the bone as well as the roots of our teeth that anchor into the bone. Just like keeping the foundation of your house solidand sable, we need to keep the foundation of our mouth stable and healthy. There is a natural space between the teeth and gums where bacteria and plaque love to hide. We refer to this area as “pocket”. We measure the depth of the pocket using a special instrument called a dental probe.
Your pearly whites. At Restore Dental, webelieve that prevention is the best medicine! Having your teeth checked for cavities or other dental issues every 6 months allows us to prevent issues and catch problems earlier
Your mouth is connected to the rest of your body. Oral health is linked to whole body health. In fact, more than 90% of systemic diseases produce oral signs and symptoms. So don’t skip out on your 6-month dental check up; YOU are worth it!