Cleanings and Checkups
At Enhance Dental at Heritage, we believe that preventive care is the key to maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile. That’s why we offer comprehensive dental cleanings and checkups as part of our general dentistry services. Our dental professionals are dedicated to providing high-quality care in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
During a dental cleaning and checkup at Enhance Dental at Heritage, you can expect to receive comprehensive care aimed at maintaining and improving your oral health. Here’s what you can expect during your appointment:
- Teeth Cleaning: One of our skilled dental hygienists will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums, helping to prevent gum disease, cavities, and other oral health issues.
- Oral Exam: Your dentist will perform a thorough examination of your mouth, including your teeth, gums, tongue, and other soft tissues. During this exam, they will look for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues, and make recommendations for treatment if needed.
- X-Rays: If necessary, your dentist may take digital X-rays to help identify any issues that may not be visible during a visual exam. These X-rays can help detect problems such as cavities, gum disease, and impacted teeth.
- Oral Cancer Screening: Your dentist will perform a screening for oral cancer, looking for signs of abnormal growths or other symptoms that may indicate the presence of cancer.
- Dental Hygiene Instruction: Your dental hygienist will provide instruction on proper brushing and flossing techniques, and may make recommendations for additional hygiene products to help you maintain good oral health between visits.
- Discussion of Treatment Options: If any issues are identified during your exam, your dentist will discuss treatment options with you, including any necessary follow-up appointments or procedures.
Benefits of Dental Cleanings
Regular dental cleanings and checkups are essential for maintaining good oral health, and at Enhance Dental, we understand the importance of these procedures. Our comprehensive cleanings and checkups offer numerous benefits, including improved oral health, early detection of potential problems, fresher breath, brighter and whiter teeth, and a stress-free experience. During your cleaning, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will work to remove plaque and tartar, which can cause gum disease and tooth decay, and help to prevent the buildup of harmful bacteria in your mouth. Your dentist will also perform a thorough exam of your mouth, allowing them to catch any potential issues early, when they are often easiest to treat. Additionally, regular cleanings can help to improve your breath and leave your teeth looking brighter and whiter.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings are an important part of maintaining good oral health. During your checkup, your dentist will perform a thorough examination of your mouth, including a visual and physical exam, to look for any signs of oral cancer. This includes checking for abnormal tissue changes, lumps or bumps, and other signs of disease. Early detection of oral cancer is key to successful treatment, and regular oral cancer screenings can help catch the disease in its earliest stages, when it is most treatable. Oral cancer screenings are a quick and painless procedure, and they are a crucial part of maintaining good oral health.
Fluoride and Sealants
Additionally, we offer fluoride treatments and dental sealants as optional services during our checkups and cleanings. These simple, quick, and painless procedures can help strengthen your teeth, prevent cavities, and keep your smile looking its best. Fluoride treatments can help remineralize your teeth and prevent tooth decay, while dental sealants provide a protective barrier that helps prevent plaque and bacteria from damaging your teeth.
Our commitment to your oral health is what sets us apart at Enhance Dental at Heritage. From the moment you walk through our doors, you’ll feel at ease and know that you’re in good hands. Our thorough dental cleanings and checkups, including oral cancer screenings, are designed to help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. So if you’re ready to take the first step in maintaining good oral health, contact us to schedule your appointment. We look forward to serving you and your family!