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Dental Checkups and Cleanings – Braintree, MA

Keeping Your Smile Happy & Healthy For Life

While brushing and flossing every day is essential for a healthy smile, dental problems can unfortunately still develop. That’s why at Pinnacle Dental, we encourage everyone to visit us for a routine dental checkup and cleaning every six months. These quick appointments allow us to make sure your oral health is on track and thoroughly clean all those hard to reach parts of your mouth. Biannual dental checkups and cleanings can go a long way in keeping your smile happy and healthy for life, so give us a call today if it’s been more than six months since your last visit with your Braintree dentist.

Man visiting his Braintree dentist for checkup and cleaning

What Happens During a Dental Checkup?

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Most oral health issues, like cavities and gum disease, can easily go unnoticed until they begin to cause discomfort. Thankfully, regular dental examinations give us a chance to spot and stop these problems as early as possible. With specialized tools and a highly trained eye, we’ll closely inspect every part of your mouth. We’ll look at each tooth, your gum tissue, your bite alignment, and any previous dental work such as fillings or crowns. Then, we’ll check the health of your soft tissues and look for any signs of infection or cancer. We may take X-rays to monitor your oral health below the gumline and ensure all your oral structures are working together in harmony. Afterwards, we’ll review our findings with you, recommend any necessary treatments, and teach you more about caring for your unique smile.

What Happens During a Teeth Cleaning?

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Even the most thorough daily dental routine can benefit from a biannual professional cleaning. This is especially true if any plaque has accumulated and hardened into tartar. This tough material stains easily, encourages bacteria growth, and can only be removed by a dental professional. Your dental hygienist can easily reach areas like behind your back molars or just underneath your gumline to gently scrape away plaque and tartar buildup. Then, we’ll clean your teeth with a special polish to remove lingering particles and surface stains. After any additional services like dental sealants or fluoride treatments, you’ll be ready to enjoy a refreshed, gleaming set of pearly whites.

Why Are Dental Checkups & Cleanings Important?

Man admires his smile after dental checkup and cleaning in Braintree

Many people wonder if it’s really that important to get a dental checkup and cleaning twice a year if their teeth look and feel fine. In short, the answer is a resounding yes! Skipping your biannual visits to save a little time and money can end up costing you much more in the long run. As we mentioned earlier, most oral health issues can develop without you seeing or feeling them. Since your teeth can’t heal themselves like the rest of your body, leaving these problems untreated will only allow them to progress into more painful, complicated, and expensive conditions later. Two simple checkups and cleanings twice a year can go a long way in keeping your smile happy, healthy, and intact for life!

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