Regular Dental Checkup

Regular dental checkups are an essential part of maintaining a healthy smile. It’s a critical part of your oral health and something we recommend to all of our patrons. Dental checkups should be completed every six months to maintain proper and optimal health.

Regular Dental Checkups

Regular dental checkups every six months are essential for maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile. We understand that people have busy lives and may overlook these important dental visits. However, we encourage you not to neglect the care you deserve. During your regular visits, we take several steps to ensure the cleanliness and health of your mouth, including:

  • Dental Cleanings and Exams: Our friendly dental hygienist will clean and polish all your teeth to remove any remaining plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria. They will cover all hard-to-reach areas you might miss when brushing and flossing on your own.
  • Oral Cancer Screenings: As a preventive measure, we can screen your mouth for oral cancer. Early detection of this disease increases the chances of successful treatment.
  • Gum Disease Treatment: If we detect any signs of gum infection, we will take prompt action to get your gums back on a healthy track. This way, you can avoid tooth loss that may result from undiagnosed gum disease.
  • Preventive Treatments: Depending on the results of your exam, we may recommend fluoride treatments or dental sealants to help prevent future problems.

Get a clean mouth and a great-looking smile with routine dental cleanings and exams from Maynard Family Dentists.

illustration of a professional teeth cleaning, removing plaque build up, at a dental exam
  • Why is regular teeth cleaning important?

    Regular preventive dental care is essential for maintaining good oral health. Even with your best efforts, deposits of mineralized plaque called tartar can adhere to certain areas of your teeth, providing a suitable environment for harmful bacteria to thrive. Over time, if left unchecked, these bacteria can cause irreversible damage and lead to chronic problems such as gum disease and tooth loss.

    However, by visiting a dental hygienist periodically, you can have these deposits gently removed from your teeth surfaces. This prevents the bacterial tartar from causing further harm and allows for better cleansing of your teeth. In addition, the professional-strength polishing paste used during the cleaning process can help slow down discoloration while leaving your teeth ultra-smooth and shiny, making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene.

  • What is an oral cancer screening?

    As your healthcare provider, we monitor your overall health during each care session. The lining of your mouth is large and repairs quickly, but it’s vulnerable to changes that may need monitoring. Tobacco users are at a higher risk of oral cancer, especially those who chew tobacco, which contains up to 3000 chemicals. Early detection and treatment of oral cancer can increase positive outcomes. If we suspect changes in your mouth tissue, we recommend a biopsy. Quitting tobacco addiction is tough, but we’re here to help. Talk to your hygienist or dentist about available resources and strategies to help you quit.

  • Why are brushing and flossing important?

    Brushing and flossing are great practices that make our mouth feel clean and fresh. But, they do more than just that. They physically disrupt a complex network of bacteria called a biofilm. It is crucial to disrupt and remove this sticky film to prevent diseases like cavities and gum disease. With so many products available on the market, it is essential to talk to your hygienist and get their recommendation. Remember to brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes and floss once a day. In case you tend to forget flossing, you can associate it with a daily activity you always do, such as flossing in the shower or while driving to work.

What are you waiting for?

At Maynard Family Dentists, we believe in providing the best dental care, at the most affordable prices. Make an appointment, see more about our office, or explore all of the dental services we provide, using the links below.

Maynard Family Dentists

9 Digital Way Suite #4
Maynard MA 01754
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Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.



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