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If it has been a while since your last dental cleaning, you may be concerned that you’ll be judged when visiting a dentist’s office. However, what you may not realize is that dentists like those found at Little Rock Family Dental Care are ready to help put your smile on the right track! No matter how much time has passed, a dental checkup and cleaning can be a great way to restart the process of achieving better oral health. With regular preventive care, you can minimize your risk for serious decay, damage, and disease, and instead, embrace a beautiful, healthy smile year-round. Contact us today to schedule an appointment if you’re ready to take back your oral health for good.
A dental checkup at Little Rock Family Dental Care typically consists of digital x-rays and a thorough examination of your oral cavity. When you arrive, we will escort you to a treatment room and take digital images of your smile that will provide a more in-depth look at your oral health. These images also allow us to detect any signs of tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, or even oral cancer. A member of our dental team will review the findings and discuss issues found within your mouth. If a personalized treatment plan is necessary, we will create one for you before going over the details and determining how you would like to proceed.
But the dental appointment doesn’t stop once we discuss a treatment plan. The next step is to perform a thorough dental cleaning. This involves one of our skilled dental hygienists coming in to remove any plaque and tartar accumulations around your teeth and gums. We will then floss and polish your teeth to ensure you leave with a healthy smile and fresher breath. We’ll also go over beneficial tips you can use at home to better maintain your oral health as well as provide recommendations for various products that can help to improve your brushing or flossing techniques.
You will find that by keeping your dental checkup and cleaning appointments, your smile looks and feels better throughout the year. When decay and gum disease have a chance to form, pain, sensitivity, inflammation, and even bleeding can occur. As a result, you’re left to undergo extensive and often costly procedures designed to repair your smile.
Restorative dentistry (and some emergency care) can be avoided simply by keeping your six-month appointments. At Little Rock Family Dental Care, we know your time is precious which is why we offer hours beyond the normal Monday-Friday. We also provide Saturday appointments for your convenience. This makes it possible for you to take better care of your smile and ultimately, spend more time surrounded by family and friends doing what you love instead of sitting in a dentist’s chair awaiting restorative treatment.
By identifying problems early on through your twice-yearly visits, we can set your smile up for success.