It is a sad fact that millions of people don’t visit their dentist regularly. They may reason that they have a good oral hygiene routine and aren’t in any pain, so there is no reason to visit a dental professional. But in fact, routine dental checkups in New York City are an essential part of keeping your smile healthy and fresh! At Drs. Boyd, we encourage all of our patients to come see us for an exam and cleaning at least twice a year.
We have six amazing dental hygienists in our dental office, and you’ll be working closely with one of them during your cleaning. During this portion of your appointment, your hygienist may:
In addition to making your mouth feel nice and fresh, the hygienist might also take some X-rays of your mouth and look for any areas of concern. The dentist will use the X-rays and consider the hygienist’s observations during your exam.
We pride ourselves on being thorough when we’re performing routine exams. Some of the issues we look for include:
We’ll use the results of your exam to recommend a customized treatment plan that will help your oral health reach its full potential.
In their beginning stages, many oral health problems don’t present any obvious symptoms. For example, a tiny cavity is unlikely to cause pain, and gingivitis (the first stage of gum disease) may not be easy for an untrained eye to notice. By attending routine checkups with your dentist in New York City, you can catch such issues and get them treated before they become they require major work to correct.
Here are a few more reasons why regular exams are so vital:
When was your last routine dental exam? If it is time for your next cleaning and checkup, contact us to schedule your next appointment.