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Experts recommend having your teeth checked by a dental professional every 6 months. In addition to maintaining general oral hygiene on your own, you should schedule a regular dental checkup and have your teeth cleaned as well. This is necessary to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

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Importance of Dental Checkups and Cleanings

Most teeth problems don’t just happen overnight. They develop over a long period. Scheduling a routine checkup with your dentist ensures that these issues are spotted while still in the early stages. A dental checkup provides a comprehensive overview of your oral health that you will otherwise not be able to do on your own. Professional cleanings also help to get rid of a buildup of tartar and plaque on your teeth that may cause trouble later.

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What does a Dental check-up/examination with a dentist near me entail?

An appointment with our dental professionals at Love to Smile begins with a visual inspection of your teeth for cavities. We might take an x-ray of your teeth to detect if there are cavities between them. Your teeth will also be checked for plaque and tarter. Your gums will be checked as well. A specialized tool will be used to measure the depth of space between your teeth and your gums. In addition to checking your teeth and gum, a dental checkup may also double as a cancer screening. This involves inspecting your tongue, throat, and face for signs of swelling, redness, and other possible signs of cancer.

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What does dental Cleaning, or oral prophylaxis entail?

Having your teeth cleaned by a dental professional helps to get rid of tartar build-up that is impossible to remove through regular brushing or flossing. To do this, your dental professional will make use of a specialized tool called a scale. Scaling helps to get rid of both plaque and tarter. After scaling, your teeth may also be polished with a gritty paste which removes any stains on the surface of your teeth. Oral prophylaxis typically ends with flossing your mouth to clean the areas between your teeth.

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When to Schedule an Appointment with a dentist near me?


Generally, it is recommended that your schedule a dental checkup and cleaning every 6 months. This will reduce the risk of excess plaque and tartar buildup on your tooth and ensures that potential problems such as tooth decay and gum diseases are spotted in time.

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Every visit to your Love to Smile dentist is an opportunity for our dental professional to help you keep a close eye on your dental health and nip any issues in the bud before they become a major problem. Call now to book a session or visit any of our locations in Overland Park, KS, Peculiar, and MO, Lenexa, KS.

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Check for any problems that you may not see or feel

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Look for cavities or any other signs of tooth decay

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Inspect your teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease

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Perform an exam of all the hard and soft tissues in your mouth as well as an oral cancer screening

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Perform an exam of all the hard and soft tissues in your mouth as well as an oral cancer screening

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Use an intraoral camera so you can see your teeth right along with us:

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We want you to have a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile that can last a lifetime.

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Our compassionate and professional staff is dedicated to providing the highest level of care possible.

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Call today and let us help you gain the confidence you’ve always wanted when you put your best smile forward.

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