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Preventive Care 101: What to Expect During Your Teeth Cleaning and Checkup

August 15, 2022
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Posted By: Robson Family Dental
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Taking care of your dental health has never been more critical since science has shown clear connections between periodontal (gum) health and general health. When you take good care of your teeth and mouth, you also care for your overall well-being.

Bi-annual preventive teeth cleanings and checkups are the best way to protect your health and your beautiful smile. Here's what you can expect when you visit your East Grand Rapids dentist for a teeth cleaning and examination. 

During Your Examination

When you have your bi-annual examination at Robson Family Dental, Dr. Robson will screen you for dental health concerns like oral cancer, tooth decay, and gum disease. All of these conditions are best treated as early as possible. Early detection will allow you to treat these concerns with less invasive and less expensive procedures with the best outcomes possible.

Dr. Robson will also look at your current dental restorations (if you have any) to ensure they are healthy and functioning correctly. Dental crowns and fillings wear and break down over time, and repairing them early on can save you from painful emergencies. 

During Your Professional Teeth Cleaning

When it's time for your cleaning, your hygienist will remove any excess plaque buildup you have on your teeth. Plaque that's not removed daily hardens and turns into tartar, which can result in a gum infection known as gum disease. Plaque is also the start of tooth decay. Regular teeth cleanings help protect your teeth and gums from costly future problems.

Your hygienist is also an excellent resource for determining if you use the best products and techniques to protect your smile. In addition, your hygienist can recommend how to make the most of your oral care routine at home.

Is it time for your next cleaning and checkup? Are you looking for "dental cleanings near me" in Grand Rapids, MI? Look no further than Robson Family Dental. Contact our team at (616) 942-9595 to schedule your next appointment.

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