Most of us have heard the old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That definitely holds true when it comes to good oral health. One of the best ways to ensure that you and your family enjoy healthy teeth and gums is to schedule regular visits to the dentist for exams and cleanings. No matter how diligent you are about following a consistent oral hygiene routine at home, dental exams and cleanings are still necessary in order to catch potential problems early on, and to remove the plaque and tartar that you simply aren’t able to remove on your own. Dr. Kaliher encourages his Austin patients to visit the office for exams and cleanings at least twice a year.
Three Great Reasons to Choose Trey Kaliher General Dentistry for Dental Exams & Cleanings
- Dr. Kaliher’s staff includes highly trained, experience dental hygienists
- Visiting our Austin, TX office for regular exams and cleanings is a necessary part of ensuring that you and your family enjoy good oral health
- Bringing your children in for exams and cleanings helps to establish good habits that they’ll be likely to continue throughout their lives
What to Expect in Dental Exams & Cleanings
For most patients, dental exams and cleanings will include the following:
- A thorough examination of teeth for signs of decay or cavities
- A complete examination of gums to check for signs of gum disease or bone loss
- Checking the condition of existing restorations, such as crowns and fillings
- Oral cancer screening
- Taking X-rays whenever needed
- Complete professional cleaning of the teeth
- On occasion, the depth of the patient’s gum pockets around teeth may be measured
Dr. Kaliher strongly encourages all of his patients – from the youngest member of the family to the elderly – to come in for regular exams and cleanings. These visits, combined with a good oral hygiene routine you follow at home, can help ensure good oral health for the whole family.
Contact Trey Kaliher General Dentistry Today to Schedule an Appointment
If you or a member of your family are due for an exam and cleaning, contact our Austin, TX office today.