Checkups and Cleanings – Lakeway, TX
Keeping Your Smile Healthy
Other than brushing and flossing daily, visiting our office in Lakeway twice a year for a dental checkup and cleaning is the best thing you can do to keep your smile happy and healthy. Taking a little bit of time for this preventive step can spare you from having to spend significant time at the dentist office down the road. At Eaddy Dentistry, our experienced, caring team can make these appointments both enjoyable and productive for your oral health.
What happens during a dental checkup?
One of our talented dentists first conducts a visual exam of your teeth, gums, past dental work, tongue, cheeks, mouth, and jaw for any signs of problems like tooth decay or gum disease. Annually, they also review your X-rays to detect any issues that aren’t apparent to the naked eye. If they identify something of concern, they can make sure you get the treatment you need as soon as possible.
Your dental checkup also gives you a great opportunity to discuss your smile goals with one of our dentists. They can answer your questions about potential treatments or dental care and can provide expert advice that you can trust.
Why is a regular dental checkup so important?
As with many other conditions, oral problems are easier to treat and address during early stages of development as opposed to later on. Through regular checkups, we can stop these problems while they are small and can be resolved using more conservative methods. If you wait to see us until you notice a problem on your own, you can experience unnecessary and severe pain or discomfort and have extensive decay or damage that requires more intensive treatment. That’s why we encourage patients to come see us every six months to stop issues before they develop into big, potentially painful ordeals.
What happens during a dental cleaning?
After your checkup, a hygienist performs a thorough dental cleaning. This process entails using professional-grade tools to remove hardened plaque and tartar buildup, focusing especially on areas that are difficult to keep clean on your own. Then, they polish your teeth to remove surface stains. Your hygienist can also demonstrate the proper way to brush and floss to ensure that you’re doing these critical tasks correctly.
By the end of your appointment, your mouth will feel fresh and clean, and you’ll be equipped to keep your smile healthy for the next six months!
Why is a regular dental cleaning so important?
Even with the most diligent brushing and flossing at home, you can miss some plaque, which contains harmful bacteria. Over time, plaque builds up and hardens into place. Once that happens, those bacteria can wreak havoc on your teeth and gums. Your dental cleaning every six months removes the bacteria before they have the chance to cause problems. It helps prevent future issues and keeps your mouth healthy.
At Eaddy Dentistry, we are committed to helping you maintain your oral health for the long run. Plus, we make every effort to make our patients feel welcome and comfortable. Schedule an appointment with us today to see the difference we can make for your dental experience.