Video Examinations & Professional Dental Cleaning
Regular Check Ups
The American Dental Association recommends you see your dentist at least twice each year for a checkup. At your checkup, we will inspect your soft tissues for Oral Cancer, Gum Disease, and other problems. Our intra-oral camera will show you a close-up VIDEO of your teeth and gums, as well. Drs. Schuyler & Blyholder will also look at each tooth in your mouth to assess problems like tooth decay or cracks, as well as old dental work. Sometimes old dental work wears out and needs to be replaced. We will be happy to replace metal fillings, inlays, onlays, and crowns with tooth-colored alternatives.
By looking for trouble every six months, we can often reduce your potential for large dental problems. For instance, left untreated, a small cavity can grow to destroy an entire tooth and spread to surrounding teeth. A cracked tooth can cause pain or break off and create additional problems. Furthermore, advanced Gum Disease is the primary cause of tooth loss for American adults, and Oral Cancer causes more than 7,500 deaths each year. Caught and treated early, these diseases can be controlled.
Children as young as two should visit the dentist, and by age three, a child should attend regular checkups and professional dental cleanings.
If you have not scheduled a checkup lately, be sure to call us now to make your appointment!
Professional Dental Hygiene
Everyone over the age of three should visit the dentist for a professional hygiene appointment twice per year. Our gentle hygienist will carefully clean your teeth, concentrating on hardened plaque at the gum line and between teeth. If we find that gum disease is a concern, we’ll discuss a non-surgical treatment and/or altering your home care routine. The hygienists are specially trained to detect, deter, and treat gum disease. We prefer to help you maintain optimal oral health so that you never have to worry about gum disease.
We will floss all teeth and apply a high concentration topical fluoride varnish. Oral hygiene instruction will be discussed to help you maintain optimal oral health, plus we will show you a short Casey patient education video. Cavity detecting x-rays will be taken when appropriate.
During your professional dental cleaning, our doctors will inspect your soft tissues and each tooth in your mouth. Our intra-oral camera will show you a close-up video of your teeth and gums, as well.