Patients often ask us why it’s important for them to come in for routine checkups and cleanings when they brush and floss regularly at home. There are hard-to-reach nooks and crannies in your mouth that can’t be cleaned with a regular toothbrush. At Legacy Trails Dental, our team of professionals is focused on spotting and treating the small problems before they have a chance to cause you a big headache later on. We also recognize that a large factor that prevents patients from scheduling appointments is because they work during normal business hours when most dentists are open, that’s why we offer flexible appointment times and are open on Saturdays and Sundays!
During your dental checkup, one of our dental professionals will inspect your mouth in search of any oral health problems like cavities. If you haven’t visited us before, or you’re due for one, we’ll also take an X-ray to spot any problems that may be hidden to the naked eye at this time.
After checking for any plaque and tartar buildup, we’ll check your gum health and examine your mouth for any tell-tale signs of gum disease. The last part of your checkup will include a quick oral cancer screening where we’ll inspect your tongue, throat, face, head, and neck for any abnormalities.
We use specially crafted tools like a scaler and dental mirror to help us find and clean the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth of any accumulated plaque and tartar. While brushing and flossing can at home can help clean plaque off your teeth, it isn’t effective for clearing away tartar, which is why professional cleanings from your dentist in Plano are so vital.
A member from our team will use the scaler to remove plaque and tartar. Once your teeth are clean, we’ll polish them with a gritty prophylaxis paste that helps remove surface stains and leave you with fantastic-looking pearly whites. The final step of your cleaning will be a quick flossing, and then you’ll be on your way!
People often put routine visits with us on the back burner because they’re not entirely sure how much checkups and cleanings will impact their mouth. Not to mention, when you continuously skip these visits, it allows the small problems that are easily treatable to turn into severe issues that require more invasive procedures.
We strive to prevent our patients from experiencing oral discomfort and hope to provide them with reliable and trustworthy care that helps preserve their time, money, and mouth. Be sure to schedule an appointment with us today so we can give you a clean bill of health and keep you from experiencing dental headaches down the road.