Visiting us twice a year for a regular checkup including a professional cleaning is essential to good oral health.
A cleaning, also known as dental prophylaxis, is the cleaning of the teeth and gums in order to remove stain and buildup and to stop any progression of gum disease. Even if you brush and floss regularly, this is necessary. This buildup can cause your gums to become irritated, turn red, and even bleed.
When you come in for your cleaning appointment, we will use special equipment to gently remove any buildup and stain on your teeth. When this is complete, Dr. Cotham will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and mouth to make sure they are in excellent condition.
During your cleaning appointment, we may also take a set of X-rays to ensure we catch any cavities or problems early. We will also make use of the DiagnoDent pen. The laser within the DIAGNOdent pen is a precise and painless method for identifying cavities and periodontitis at their earliest stages.
To set up your regular dental checkup with All About Smiles, call us today at (479) 621-9700 to schedule an appointment.