Routine dental checkups and teeth cleaning can be detailed as dental recare and dental deep scaling / root planning. A regular dental checkup is one of the most important things you can do for your dental health, next to brushing and flossing. Everyone needs to have dental checkups. This is be because even if you brush and floss every day, you cannot see all the parts of your own mouth.
During a dental recare appointment, we will take a few necessary cavity-detecting x-rays of your teeth, and through the examination, Dr. Zheng will be able to see the following things that you won’t be able to see:
The main goal of the checkup is to make sure any existing problems get controlled and to catch signs of any new problems that could affect your health, early on.
Checkups are also a great opportunity to communicate any problems you have noticed at home (feel free to also contact our office between checkups). Let Dr. Zheng know about any changes in your teeth such as sensitivities, changes in color, jaw clenching and teeth grinding etc. Details about your general health are also important to provide (new medications, allergies, pregnancy, etc.)
At your appointment, your teeth will be cleaned by removing plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) that you won’t be able to remove at home. We will follow through the following procedures: