Dental Check-up and Cleaning Specialist Serving Mesquite, Greater Dallas TX
Regular dental checkups and cleanings are essential for maintaining good oral health. Dr. Divya Nagaraj DDS will look for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues. If you require a dental checkup or routine cleaning, contact us at Love 2 Smile Dental. Dr. Divya Nagaraj DDS and our team of dental specialists would be happy to get you booked for an appointment so that you can experience our dedication to care for yourself. Connect with us with any questions you may have or, when ready, you can schedule an appointment online at your earliest convenience. We are located at 1050 N Bryan-Belt Line Rd Ste 102, Mesquite, TX 75149.
Table of Contents:
What does a dentist do during a checkup and cleaning?
What happens at your dental visit?
How often should I get a checkup and cleanings?
What are the benefits of routine checkups and cleanings?
What should I do with each dental visit?
Routine dental exams and professional cleanings are an integral part of identifying oral problems in the early stages and preventing them from becoming severe. This is an important aspect of proactive healthcare, ensuring that your oral health is safeguarded over the course of your life.
Dr. Divya Nagaraj DDS will serve you in many ways over the course of your appointment.
Firstly, they will discuss your dental history with you, ensuring that your file is up to date on any new conditions or medications that may have started since your last visit. They will also inquire about your allergies, concerns, and any dental anxiety that you may have to help you move through the appointment as comfortably as possible.
After your routine cleaning and screenings, Dr. Divya Nagaraj DDS will interpret and explain your results. They’ll offer their expertise on how to optimize the care of your teeth at home, including the best oral care routines to help prevent issues from developing. They may also recommend further tests and treatments if they identify an issue over the course of your appointment.
Dr. Divya Nagaraj DDS will perform any procedures that you may need, though they may schedule you for a separate appointment if they require more time to complete the tasks at hand.
During your routine dental examination and cleaning, you’ll be called into an exam room where you’ll be introduced to your dental hygienist. The hygienist will perform a cleaning and examination of your teeth. This includes taking any x-rays, performing screenings, using various tools and instruments to remove tartar and plaque from your gums and teeth, polishing your teeth, and reporting any findings to the dentist.
Once your teeth have been cleaned, Dr. Divya Nagaraj DDS will proceed with your examination. This includes a complete checkup of your teeth, examining your gums, throat, and neck for any anomalies, reviewing your scans, discussing your overall oral health, and recommending any additional dental work that may need to be done.
Dental professionals recommend getting a complete dental check-up at least once a year to help safeguard the overall health of your teeth, gums, and mouth. Annual checkups can also help to catch any potential oral issues early, making it an important part of preventative care.
The American Dental Association recommends that professional cleanings occur slightly more frequently every six months. This could vary depending on your unique health needs and budget, so it’s best to consult with Dr. Divya Nagaraj DDS to figure out what’s best for you.
Routine dental cleanings and checkups offer a vast number of benefits. This includes:
• A more aesthetically pleasing smile.
• Preventing chronic bad breath.
• Reducing your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and dementia.
• Reducing your risk of developing serious oral health issues.
• Removing harmful bacteria from the mouth helps prevent infection.
• Saving you money through preventive care, which helps to stop issues before they start or become worse.
There are some key ways that you can make sure you’re getting the most out of each of your dental visits. This includes making sure that you’re taking the appropriate measures before each of your appointments, such as:
• Brushing and flossing your teeth a couple of hours before your scheduled visit.
• Avoid eating at least two hours before your appointment.
• Avoid caffeinated beverages if you’re prone to dental anxiety.
• Arrive early to ensure you have time to check in, fill out any paperwork, and relax.
• Be open and honest with your dentist about any dental issues that you’re experiencing.
If you’re in need of a dental checkup or routine cleaning, reach out to us at Love 2 Smile Dental. Our team of dental specialists always operates with your care and comfort at the forefront, ensuring that your oral health is protected on every level. Contact us today with any questions that you may have or, when ready, you can book online to schedule an appointment. We are located at 1050 N Bryan-Belt Line Rd Ste 102, Mesquite, TX 75149. We serve patients from Mesquite TX, Dallas TX, Sunnyvale TX, Forney TX, Balch Springs TX, Garland TX, Rowlett TX, and surrounding areas.