It’s not hard to keep your smile healthy, but it does require regular care. Most important, you must brush and floss your teeth every day. Also, make sure you receive regular dental cleanings and exams in Northern Kentucky.
Doctor Theiss on Regular Cleanings and Exams Read Transcript
We really stress dental cleanings and regular examinations. We want you to keep your teeth for a lifetime, so we want to be able to check things. If there's a problem, we can catch it early. If there's other things that you need, we can go over that with you. We can do special things like fluorides, teach you how to floss, brush, all kind of good things to take care of your teeth, so it really is a great service to the patient.
During your exams, our team will:
- Get into the nooks and crannies you can miss at home while cleaning teeth
- Use tools like an intraoral camera to detect problems in their earliest stages
- Get to know you and better understand your dental needs and concerns
- Perform an oral cancer screening
- Help prevent small problems from turning into larger and more costly ones
We Prevent Problems From Worsening With a Proactive Approach
Health experts estimate that 1 in 4 adults 64 and under have untreated cavities. The statistics for gum disease are even more concerning. Regular checkups are essential for preventing these issues, and we may also suggest preventive treatments like applications of fluoride or dental sealants.
This proactive attention saves you time and money on treatments. For example, it’s far less costly to repair a small cavity with a tooth filling than to fix more severe decay with a dental crown.
Enjoy Peace of Mind With an Oral Cancer Screening
Our team is dedicated not just to your smile but to your overall wellness. Our holistic approach to dental care includes an oral cancer screening during your regular exam. We’ll perform a quick and simple screening that involves examining your oral cavity to detect cancerous and precancerous conditions.
In addition to a visual examination of your mouth, we’ll also feel the tissue of your mouth and throat to identify any abnormalities. If we find an area of concern, we may collect cells from your mouth to be sent to a laboratory for analysis. If this test comes back atypical or positive, we may recommend visiting your physician for a biopsy.
For dental cleanings and exams in Northern Kentucky, call 859-781-3090.