Sean Abidin, DDS • Vanessa Cao, DDS phone (614) 882-9828

The Importance of a Regular Dental Checkup: What to Expect

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Keeping your smile healthy and radiant requires more than just brushing and flossing at home. Twice a year, everyone should schedule a dental checkup and professional cleaning to maintain optimal oral health. Here’s what you can expect during these routine dentist visits.

Professional Dental Cleaning

Regular checkups typically begin with a thorough professional cleaning performed by your dental hygienist. Using specialized tools, they remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth, including areas that are challenging to reach with regular brushing. They also will evaluate your gum health with a periodontal assessment. Professional cleanings not only enhance the appearance of your smile but also prevent the development of cavities and gum disease. They also will provide customized oral hygiene instruction.

Comprehensive Oral Exam

Following the cleaning, your dentist will conduct an oral examination, inspecting each tooth, evaluating the health of your gums, and checking for signs of potential issues or oral cancer. Regular checkups allow for the early detection of possible problems, which helps us intervene before things escalate.

X-Rays if Needed

Occasionally, we may recommend dental X-rays to get a more detailed view of your mouth. X-rays help reveal issues that may not be visible during a visual examination alone, such as cavities between teeth, jawbone health, or problems with existing dental work.

Opportunity to Discuss Any Concerns

A dental checkup is the perfect time to discuss any concerns or questions you have about your oral health. Whether you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, would like information about cosmetic improvements, or have questions about available dental treatments, we are here to provide guidance and address your individual needs.

Dental Cleanings and Exams in Westerville, OH

Preventive care is the cornerstone of keeping your smile healthy and beautiful. At Abidin and Cao, DDS, we make it as stress-free as possible for you and your family to get exceptional dental care. Call today to schedule your next dental checkup with our team to prioritize your oral health and maintain a beautiful, confident smile!

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Sean Abidin, DDS & Vanessa Cao, DDS