Most patients are familiar with their routine dental cleaning, and a regular check-up with your dentist is important to maintain your oral health as well as your overall health. Patients in Cincinnati can trust the comprehensive care of Fennell, Yoxthimer, and Associates, DDS to maintain their health.
What is Comprehensive Dental Care?
Comprehensive dental care typically consists of a routine oral health exam and professional teeth cleaning. This helps ensure there is no dental decay or gum disease, while also checking for defective restorations and screening you for other oral health concerns.
What is a Comprehensive Dental Check-Up Like?
Your dental check-up is conducted by a dentist and a dental hygienist. A hygienist will examine your teeth and gums and note any potential problems for your dentist to review. They will then clean and polish your teeth to remove any built-up plaque and stains. X-rays and other exams may also be taken to check for developing cavities and monitor your dental history overall. Following this, your hygienist can answer any questions you have about your oral hygiene.
Your dentist will also further examine your entire mouth, head, and neck area to evaluate your overall health, as well as x-rays if taken. They will check for problems including:
- Swelling and tenderness of the lymph nodes
- Spots, lesions, cuts, swelling, or growth of the soft tissues in the mouth
- Signs of gum disease, such as red or swollen gum tissue
- Whether your bite is properly aligned
- Signs of cavities and soft or weakened enamel
- Damage to crowns and bridges, dentures, fillings, or braces
The Professional Teeth Cleaning Process
Teeth cleanings at Fennel, Yoxthimer and Associates involve physically removing plaque and tartar from the teeth as well as polishing the teeth with a fluoride paste. In some cases, we may provide a liquid fluoride treatment that goes beyond any mouthwash you would find at the drug store for a deep cleaning and powerful protection for your teeth.
Professional teeth cleanings are a major part of providing quality dental care, as failing to see a dentist on a regular basis can lead to problems that, in addition to costing money to fix, can be painful or have other side effects. Despite your best efforts, there are just places in the mouth that you can’t reach on your own with regular toothpaste and brushing. A dentist gives you a much deeper cleaning than you can achieve on your own, ensuring you have a beautiful, healthy smile for life.
Who Needs Comprehensive Care?
Comprehensive dental care is critical to your oral health, but it can also be useful in detecting health conditions and concerns throughout the body. Because of this, dental care is recommended for everyone and their entire family. Comprehensive care can help prevent issues like tooth decay or gum disease at all ages, with specialized treatments for kids and teenagers such as a fluoride varnish or molar sealants to further help prevent leftover plaque from becoming a problem.
Schedule an Appointment
At Fennel, Yoxthimer, and Associates, our entire staff is passionate about providing friendly, professional care using the latest technology to help keep Cincinnatians healthy and happy. No matter what your concern is, whether about lingering tooth pain or inflamed gums, we’ve got the services that can restore your smile to its best self.
To schedule your dental appointment, call Fennell, Yoxthimer, and Associates, DDS in Cincinnati at (513) 631-6600. Our office can also be reached online, and you may request your appointment through this form.