Good oral hygiene encompasses multiple aspects of a good oral health. To that end, each dental checkup performed by our professional and friendly staff is in focused stages, so you can get the best treatment possible.
The appointment starts with a hygienist performing a thorough dental cleaning, removing all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth and along the gumline. This is followed up by a dental polishing procedure to remove minor surface stains. If your teeth suffer from more significant staining issues, you might want to ask about your teeth whitening options.
While cleaning and polishing your teeth, the hygienist will keep an eye out for signs of tooth decay or gum disease. Dr. Packman will then perform a thorough examination of your mouth. Should your dentist detect a problem, he will discuss your treatment options.
If your tooth enamel shows signs of weakness or acid erosion, Dr. Packman might recommend having a basic fluoride treatment administered.
Then, Dr. Packman will conduct a basic oral cancer screening. This will involve an examination of your tongue, neck, cheek and throat to look for any overt signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer.
If you are overdue for your next dental checkup, please call 704.873.2211 to schedule an appointment. Our team is happy to help you achieve and keep your oral health in excellent condition.