Staying current with your preventive dental care visits is one of the best ways to maintain excellent oral health. Daily home care for your oral hygiene is important, but so are your visits for dental checkups and cleanings. At Horizon Dental Care, we want to help you care for your teeth and gums to avoid painful and expensive dental treatments. We offer comprehensive dental exams and professional cleanings at both our locations.
Even if you are meticulous about your oral hygiene at home, professional cleanings should still be performed at least once a year. Both adults and children can benefit from cleanings every six months or more. Professional cleanings with one of our hygienists can remove any hidden pockets of tartar or plaque that may be difficult to remove through home oral care. This is also an opportunity for our team to monitor your gum health. If there are any signs of gingivitis or gum disease, we can eliminate it early by starting you on a treatment plan.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
Another component of your preventive care is your exam. We use digital x-rays to examine your tooth and bone health, giving us quick and clear images of your mouth. Exams are meant to check for any issues that may need treatment. If we can find decay, infection or a small crack right away, it is easier and less expensive to repair. If you skip your exams, you may have dental issues that are perpetuating, and you may not even know there is a problem until it becomes painful. It is much better for you and your oral health to catch these problems early with annual checkups at our office.
Routine visits to our office for cleanings and exams are a great way to maintain excellent oral health and reduce your dental costs. Most dental insurance plans cover preventive care, and we accept most major plans at our office. Contact Horizon Dental Care today to schedule your next checkup and cleaning.