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Dental Cleanings & Checkups in Sachse, TX

At Lumi Family Dentistry, it’s our mission to provide thorough, modern dental care. As part of our preventative services, we educate patients about their health and wellness, so we can work together to fight and prevent tooth decay. When you have questions or concerns about your health or symptoms, you deserve a healthcare provider that you trust to offer transparent answers and counsel your next steps. Our general dentists and dental professionals foster these trusting relationships so they can better provide high-quality medical care. Together, we can maintain your healthy, confident smile.

Benefits of Dental Cleanings and Regular Exams

Many believe that regular dental cleanings aren’t necessary if you take good enough care of your teeth. While your risk for tooth decay is much lower when you have excellent oral hygiene, dental cleanings should still be included in your routine. Regular visits don’t just better your odds of fending off tooth decay and gum disease, they also allow your dentist to catch health conditions early on. By visiting regularly, we can see trends and symptoms that may otherwise be difficult to detect. Routine visits are great insurance against all kinds of health conditions, including oral cancer.

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What Will My Routine Checkup Look Like?

When you arrive for your bi-annual appointment, we will perform a dental exam that includes diagnostic testing. We may use X-rays, intraoral cameras, or a combination of both to detect cavities and other health conditions. We may look for symptoms of oral cancer, including:

  • White or reddish patches
  • Lip or mouth sores
  • Loose teeth
  • Growths or lumps
  • Pain in the ear or mouth
  • Difficulty swallowing

Patients whose results come back with concerns or complications will be directed towards the proper treatment, such as cavity fillings. Otherwise, once we prove you’re in the clear, we’ll perform a basic dental cleaning. Over the next 30 minutes, we will scrape away tartar and floss between teeth to get rid of harmful plaque buildup. Tartar allows bacteria to inflame the gums and damage the enamel, so it’s imperative that we get rid of it at regular intervals.

Finally, we may offer fluoride treatments and dental sealants as added layers of protection against cavities. Topical fluoride helps strengthen the enamel, so it better defends the tooth against decay. Sealants, usually a thin layer of composite resin on molars and bicuspids, can prevent food particles from settling into the grooves of the teeth. While sealants are great for children who have difficulty brushing thoroughly, they can also be useful for adults with an increased risk of tooth decay, and people with disabilities for whom brushing and flossing is more difficult.

Visit Lumi Family Dentistry for Professional Teeth Cleaning in Sachse, TX

Preventative treatment at our office is thorough and individually tailored to the patient. Some people need minimal support, while others need help rebuilding a healthy routine. Wherever you are in your health journey, we can give you the tools you need to move to the next step whether that’s cosmetic dentistry or tooth replacements. Call our office at (469) 777-4955 or book online today.

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