Checkups & Cleanings

We recommend our patients have their teeth cleaned and examined twice each year. Good oral health is critical for patients of all ages.

The best way to combat cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss is with the right combination of in-home and in-office dental care. Brush and floss diligently every day, and visit your dentist on a regular basis. The Alta Dentistry offers flexible appointment times for your convenience.

Prevention is Best!

Prevention is preferable to treatment. It is more affordable and more comfortable, and it keeps you from experiencing any of the consequences of poor oral health. If we are too late for prevention, early treatment is always better than later treatment. The earlier you receive treatment, the less time your condition has had to progress.

Patients should know that good oral health is linked to better bodily health. Poor oral health is linked to:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia
  • Pregnancy complications

With healthy teeth and gums, you stave off bodily infections and set yourself up for better health in the future. Regular checkups and cleanings will help you avoid oral health pitfalls and maintain a healthy smile. We discuss some of the reasons for checkups and cleanings below.

Heal Tooth Pain

Tooth sensitivity is a side effect of all kinds of oral health problems. Tooth pain can come from worn enamel or dental infection. It is important to come in for a dental exam so we can determine the source of the pain.

On the flip side, many patients avoid their dental check-up or teeth cleaning due to their fear of tooth sensitivity. Perhaps they have had a poor experience with a dental team in the past. Rest assured that the Alta Dentistry is always gentle, compassionate, and conservative.

Your teeth will feel better, not worse after your teeth cleaning. If you need something to relax during your dental check-up, please let us know. We offer patient comforts to protect your comfort.

Prevent Emergencies

A regular dental check-up can prevent dental emergencies. For example, we could detect a minor dental cavity and treat it with a filling. If the cavity is left alone, it can grow and make the tooth vulnerable to a painful dental infection.

Teeth are less prone to damage and injury when they are in good health. We use sealants and other protective measures to ward off dental emergencies.

Education

We welcome you to ask all of your questions about oral health! During your teeth cleaning, we can discuss ways to keep your teeth healthy at home. We recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. Brush twice each day and floss daily.

Diet is also an important part of good oral health. To ask questions or schedule your family dentistry visit, please call Alta Dentistry today!

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