How do you enjoy good oral health and avoid the onset of major oral health issues? One way is with a dental checkup every six months. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists will explain the benefits of having your smile examined, as well as the advanced dental technologies we use to offer a checkup with precision.
The Benefits of Your Checkup
Serious oral health problems, such as a decayed or infected tooth, or gum inflammation and periodontal disease, don’t develop overnight. Often, they take months to develop and begin causing discomfort. Which is why a visit every six months is so valuable. That means we regularly take a close look at your smile so we can identify and address these concerns in the earliest possible stages. For example, we may look for cavities, infection, gingivitis, and gum disease. But we also watch for TMJ disorder, bruxism, impacted teeth, and over complications that impact us in childhood and adulthood too.
The Technology We Use
To make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy, we need to employ advanced technologies. For example, digital x-rays provide highly detailed pictures of your roots and oral structures, but this system uses a fraction of the radiation and the images are available instantly chairside. For detecting decay in the earliest stages of demineralization, our team could use the DIAGNOdent laser system, which could even point out teeth at risk of decay before the demineralization process begins. We then have the ability to offer measures to protect the teeth and gums, and keep your smile healthy and whole.
Oral Cancer Screenings
For adults, a checkup is also a chance to undergo an oral cancer screening. We recommend one for adults at least once a year. After all, the main reason oral cancer has such a high mortality rate is because people rarely catch it in the earliest stages. But a checkup makes this possible! The Oral Cancer Foundation says at least 53,000 people will be obtained this year alone. Let’s make sure your diagnosis comes early, so your chances of a full recovery are increased!
If you have any questions about how we examine and care for your smile, or if you would like to schedule a visit for you or a member of your family, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you and the people you care about maintain good oral health for many years to come!
Talk To Our Austin, MN Dentist’s Office About Dental Exams
Potach And Mitchell Dental Clinic wants to safeguard your smile with a routine six-month dental checkup. To find out more about how we keep a close eye on your smile, then contact your Austin, MN, dentists, Dr. Potach and Mitchell, by calling 507-437-6312.