Your Six Month Dental Checkup Is Critical for Maintaining Good Oral Health

Your Six Month Dental Checkup Is Critical for Maintaining Good Oral Health

The American Dental Association strongly recommends that you attend a routine dental checkup and cleaning appointment twice per year. Here at Family Dental Care Park Ridge, every dental checkup we administer is designed to address the multiple facets involved in maintaining long-term good oral health.

The appointment starts with one of our highly trained and friendly hygienists performing a thorough dental cleaning. This involves using professional tools and techniques to remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth and polishing away minor surface stains. Throughout the cleaning, your hygienist will keep an eye out for signs of tooth decay or gum disease.

Your dentist, Dr. Matthew Demas, will then perform a thorough examination of your mouth. If there are any tooth decay or gum disease issues, he will discuss your treatment options. This might include administering a simple fluoride treatment. If you have any oral hygiene questions or concerns, this is also a good time to ask them.

At the end of the appointment, your dentist will perform a cursory oral cancer screening. This will involve an examination of your tongue, neck, cheek and throat to look for any overt signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer.

If you are due for your next dental checkup in Park Ridge, Illinois, we invite you to call Family Dental Care Park Ridge at (847) 692.6800 to schedule an appointment.We are excited to help you maintain your healthy smile!