Cleanings and Exams
Your teeth are important. At Kooning Family Dentistry, the health of your mouth is our number one priority. We use the latest techniques and equipment to ensure that you receive only the highest quality care. When it comes to your dental cleanings and exam, you deserve the best.
CleaningsYou already know that in order to maintain a healthy mouth, it is important that you brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. But even the most diligent and thorough cleaner can miss some spots. Build up of plaque can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. By having your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year, done during your dental exam, you can prevent these and other issues, such as cavities and tooth loss, from occurring.
Dr. Chris Kooning has a variety of tools that aren't likely in your medicine cabinet. With these tools, even the stubbornest plaque can be scaled off. Following this scraping process, your teeth are polished to a clean, brilliant finish. Even if you think your mouth is healthy and that you are taking proper care of your teeth, you could still develop problems. Gum disease doesn't always exhibit symptoms, and left untreated, the health of your mouth is at risk. This is why a good cleaning from the dentist is always advised.
There are other benefits to having your teeth cleaned as well. For one, your teeth will be brighter. Hard to reach plaque and stains are removed during your visit, leaving your teeth not only healthier but whiter as well. And forget about bad breath. With the thorough cleaning you get, germs you may have missed during your normal oral routine are whisked away and washed down the sink, meaning your breath is much fresher.
ExamsIt is advised that you see Dr. Chris Kooning at least twice a year for a complete examination. This is not only good for your oral health but your overall health as well. Poor oral health can lead to a myriad of other issues, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or stroke. It is also important that pregnant women attend their regularly scheduled exams as any undiagnosed issues could potentially lead to low birth weight or even premature birth.
During these routine exams, not only are your teeth cleaned, but your entire mouth is looked at. You will be checked for cavities, broken teeth and damaged fillings. If you have any dental equipment, such as implants or crowns, these will also be checked. Dr. Chris Kooning will look for any signs of gum disease and tooth decay. A close look at your tongue, throat, neck, and face can also tell him if anything is wrong. Most likely, you will have a discussion about your oral hygiene habits as well as any lifestyle habits that could affect your mouth. You will also be given a chance to ask questions and address any concerns you may have. Finally, Dr. Chris Kooning may offer you some advice on how to improve your cleaning habits to ensure that your mouth remains in excellent condition.
Receiving routine cleanings and exams at least twice a year is crucial to the maintenance of a healthy mouth and body. We at Kooning Family Dentistry take that to heart and wish to provide you with the best possible experience. Give us a call today at (503) 673-9097 for more information, or to schedule an appointment.