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Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Crown Point, IN

Whip Your Smile Into Shape!

Maintaining good oral health is crucial for overall well-being, yet problems like tooth decay and gum disease often start small and unnoticed. While brushing and flossing at home are vital, they may not suffice for optimal oral health. Scheduling regular dental checkups and cleanings, ideally every six months, is a proactive step toward preserving your smile and avoiding costly treatments.

If it’s been a while since your last checkup, the team here at Ornelas Family Dental of Crown Point would be happy to help you whip your smile into shape. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to schedule you an appointment.

Why Choose Ornelas Family Dental of Crown Point for Dental Checkups & Cleanings?

Why Are Regular Dental Checkups & Cleanings Important?

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Regular dental checkups and cleanings are more than just routine appointments; they are essential preventive measures that can save you time and money in the long run. Although it may seem unnecessary when your mouth feels fine, skipping these visits can lead to costly consequences.

Moreover, routine dental visits can prevent dental emergencies by identifying and addressing issues early on. Detecting a small cavity before it becomes a painful toothache can spare you from the discomfort and inconvenience of emergency procedures. Investing a small amount of time in regular checkups can ultimately save you from the need for more time-consuming treatments down the road, such as root canal therapy or tooth extractions. Additionally, maintaining good oral health through preventive care can lower the risk of broader health issues like heart disease and diabetes.

What to Expect During a Dental Checkup

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During a dental checkup, the dentist and their team conduct a thorough examination to assess your oral health. They visually inspect your teeth, gums, existing dental work, and overall bite, looking for any signs of concern. Soft tissue screenings for oral cancer are also part of the checkup, along with taking X-rays to detect any hidden problems beneath the surface. If any issues are identified, a treatment plan is created, and any questions you may have about your oral health or treatment options are addressed. Updating your medical history and medication list is also essential, as certain medications can impact oral health.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning

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A dental cleaning complements your at-home oral care routine by targeting areas that are difficult to clean independently. Despite regular brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar can accumulate along the gumline and between teeth. During a professional cleaning, a dental hygienist uses specialized instruments to remove these deposits, reducing the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. Additionally, polishing removes minor surface stains, enhancing the appearance of your smile. Flossing is also part of the cleaning process, ensuring that all surfaces are thoroughly clean.

If you need to freshen up your smile a little bit, give us a call and we’ll be happy to meet you!

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