Dental Checkups and Cleanings Questions and Answers
For healthy oral hygiene it is very important to visit the dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. At Canatella Dental our experienced team will clean and check your teeth for any problems. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online! We Serve Patients from Metairie LA, New Orleans LA, Harahan LA, Jackson Square LA, Bella Chasse LA, St. Bernard LA, Meraux LA, Chalmette LA, Jefferson LA, River Ridge LA, and Kenner LA.
With regular checkups and cleanings, you’ll be able to maintain your dental health and your healthy smile. You may also be able to prevent issues like oral cancer. To help you understand how important checkups and cleanings are, we’ve put together a Q&A for you. Keep reading for some of the common questions we get here at Canatella Dental!
Q: How important are dental cleanings and checkups?
A: Dental cleanings and checkups are really important! In fact, they are essential in maintaining the health of your teeth. Regular cleanings and checkups are major parts of preventive care, which is preventing dental issues to maintain your dental health.
You definitely should brush and floss at home, but that’s not enough to maintain your dental health. You also need regular checkups and cleanings at a dental clinic.
Dental cleanings and checkups can help prevent dental issues like cavities, gingivitis, tooth enamel loss, and periodontitis. By preventing these issues, you’ll be able to preserve your dental health. You’ll also be able to support your overall health! This is because dental cleanings and checkups can help you prevent periodontal disease which may lead to heart problems.
Q: How often should I get my teeth cleaned and checked by a dentist?
A: You should see a dentist at least once a year for a checkup and cleaning. Twice a year is even better, so this is what we recommend here at Canatella Dental. By seeing us on a regular basis, you’ll be able to avoid many of the issues and complications we’ve mentioned.
The American Dental Association recommends regular dental visits. They also recommend that at a young age, children should be taught about the importance of dental hygiene.
Q: What happens during a dental checkup and cleaning?
A: A dental checkup is really easy! During a checkup, a dentist or a dentist’s assistant will clean and check your teeth. The professional will look for issues like cavities or gum disease and evaluate your risk of developing other issues. The checkup might also include X-rays.
Typically, you can expect a professional to:
- Remove any stains or deposits on your teeth
- Check your overall dental health
- Evaluate your risk of tooth decay and other issues
- Check whether you need a tooth restoration or replacement
- Check your bite and jaw for any problems
- Remind you about proper cleaning techniques
- Check if you need fluoride treatment and if so, provide it
- Possibly provide dental X-rays or other diagnostic procedures
Also, here at Canatella Dental, we have intraoral cameras that allow us to view the inside of your mouth in a clear, detailed way! These cameras also allow us to show you what we find. We can also screen patients for oral cancer.
Q: How much does a dental checkup and cleaning cost?
A: The cost of a dental checkup and cleaning can vary depending on whether you need certain services. For example, if you need fluoride treatment, there may be a cost for this. The cost of a checkup and cleaning can vary depending on the provider too. You can contact us at Canatella Dental to learn more about our costs. Your insurance may cover the costs of your services with us.
We hope you found our Q&A helpful! If you have any other questions about dental checkups and cleanings, you’re welcome to reach out to us at Canatella Dental. You’re also welcome to contact us for an appointment or a meet-and-greet with our dentist, Dr. Todd Canatella! We serve New Orleans and Metairie, LA.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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