What Does A Dentist Do While Performing A Routine Check-Up?

by | Mar 9, 2017 | Dentist

Daily dental hygiene, flossing and brushing, is an important part of good dental health; however, for excellent dental health it is extremely important that you visit your dentist twice a year.

Although there is no good reason for it, there are many people that hesitate to see a dentist due to fear and anxiety. For those that do not visit the dental clinic of Amanda Wiechert regularly perhaps a short introduction on what they can expect during a typical check-up and cleaning. Brushing and flossing are extremely important but there is more to good dental health; you must see your dentist. You can expect the following to take place:

X-Rays: X-Rays are used for a number of reasons including;

   *   Locate cavities that may be between teeth and not visible to the dentist
   *   Check the health of the jaw bone
   *   Check the position of teeth in children and adolescents, and
   *   Monitor tooth and jaw health

Oral Examination: During a typical checkup you will see professionals other than Amanda Wiechert. Dental hygienists will clean your teeth, removing all scale from plaque and tartar and provides the dentist with information on areas that may be of concern.

Detect decay: Your dentist and hygienist look for evidence of decay or softening of the enamel which often indicates the early stage of decay.

Bite evaluation: Your dentist will pay particular attention to your bite, looking for anything that may be detrimental to your overall dental health. This procedure is of particular importance to children, it may be necessary to fit braces if the teeth are misaligned or they have a bite issue.

During the visit, Amanda Wiechert will tutor patients on proper home care, instructing on proper brushing and flossing techniques and tips on food stuff and snacks that should be avoided. Regular visits to your dentist can help you maintain perfect teeth and a perfect smile.

If you are looking for an award winning dentist for yourself and your family you are invited to visit Dr. Amanda Wiechert at Northeast Dental, PLLC. You can get more information from social page, like us on Facebook.

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