Dental Exams & Cleanings
Seeing you for exams and teeth cleanings at our Albuquerque dental office every six months is the best way to prevent cavities and gum disease from damaging your oral health. A good rule to remember is that it is always better for your oral health and budget to be proactive with these appointments.
Dr. Corey Woods likes to see his patients for dental exams and teeth cleanings every six months, and the American Dental Association agrees with this recommendation. These appointments are necessary every six months, even if your teeth feel okay. The reason is that a cavity can be developing, and finding it before it damages your tooth can spare you the pain and discomfort of a toothache.
Why We Stress Preventive Dentistry
It can be difficult to live your very best life when you are plagued by dental problems. Fortunately, with a little effort on your part, cavities, gingivitis, and failing or broken teeth are all preventable.
However, your oral health isn’t the only thing at risk when you experience these problems. What takes place in your mouth affects other parts of your body, and numerous studies like chronic gum infections to heart and lung disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia, arthritis, and others.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
The purpose of your six-month dental checkups is to check the condition of your teeth and gums, do a head and neck exam, and perform an oral cancer screening.
If you have questions or concerns about your oral health, this is the perfect time to share them with us. Your appointment time is devoted entirely to you, and we will give you our full and undivided attention.
If we detect a cavity or broken or worn teeth, our Albuquerque dentist will create a customized treatment plan to restore your smile. Because transparency and honesty in everything we do matters, we include you in the decision-making process and will never push you or try to sell you a service that you don’t want or need.
Teeth Cleanings for Excellent Gum Health
If your gums aren’t healthy, your smile isn't healthy. Gum disease and gingivitis are widespread problems but can also be prevented with teeth cleanings with a hygienist every six months and excellent at-home oral hygiene.
Our skilled hygienists gently remove the plaque and hardened plaque called tartar from your teeth during these appointments. If they detect gum disease, they will talk to you about their findings and work with you to create a treatment plan to restore your gum health.
Book Your Next Dental Cleaning in Albuquerque, NM
With diligent oral hygiene on your part and preventive dental checkups and cleanings, Dr. Woods and his team can help you maintain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.
Please call us to schedule your next preventive appointment at Blue Sky Dental.