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Why dental cleanings are critical to oral health

Oral hygiene requires daily attention to ensure you reduce your risk of developing certain dental diseases and problems, including periodontitis and tooth decay. But at the same time, it is also critical that you visit the dentist routinely for dental checkups and cleanings. Dental cleanings and routine evaluations should be done every six months to monitor for the early signs of problems. Dr. Philip Hahn and his team at Family Dental Choice in Charlotte, North Carolina, assist patients in the area with their oral hygiene habits.

What happens during a routine dental appointment?

When you come in for your routine dental appointment, you will first undergo a dental cleaning with our dental hygienists. They will remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and make a note of any areas of concern they may spot along the way. Then, Dr. Philip Hahn conducts a thorough check of your teeth to ensure everything is healthy. He also performs a periodontal evaluation of the gums and other supporting structures in the mouth to look for signs of gum disease or tooth decay. X-rays are often taken as well to examine the bone, teeth, and jaw.

What else can be accomplished during this routine visit?

This type of appointment gives him the opportunity to address any existing dental issues or problems you might have, as well as take measures to prevent future issues from occurring. For example, suppose you are interested in something like dental implants. In that case, he can lay some groundwork during an initial evaluation so you can prepare for these treatments later in the future. Our dental team also takes time to educate you on how to care for your teeth before appointments and may make some recommendations, including using products such as special electric toothbrushes, prescription toothpaste, and even mouthwash suggestions.

Schedule a visit with our professionals today

If you reside in the area of Charlotte, NC, and are interested in working with our team at Family Dental Choice to obtain a beautiful, healthy smile, call our office at (704) 741-1307. Our facility is located at 16049 Johnston Road, Suite I, and accepts patients from in and around the surrounding communities of Marvin, Pineville, and Weddington in North Carolina and Indian Land and Fort Mill in South Carolina