Dental Check-Ups & Hygiene – General & Preventive Dentistry Services
Maintain healthy teeth and gums with Dr. Schmid – Fort Lauderdale Dentist
Routine dental checkups provide an opportunity for you to have your teeth and gums cleaned to prevent cavities, plaque build-up, and disease. Plus, regular teeth cleanings give you a brighter, whiter smile and eliminate gum decay or disease to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Advantages of Regular Dental Check-Ups and Teeth Cleanings:
Dr. Schmid encourages patients to book dental check-ups and hygiene visits at least every six months. By discovering any problems early, we can usually correct any issues with your teeth and gums conservatively, effectively, and for much lower cost than if you let potential problems go unchecked.
During your dental check-up, Dr. Schmid will inspect your teeth and gums and give you tips for effective brushing and flossing and then answer your questions about your home care routine. To clean your teeth, we will gently remove plaque and polish your teeth to a silky finish.
Then Dr. Schmid will screen for tooth and gum diseases and oral problems that can escalate into serious issues if left untreated. These include oral cancer, gum disease, tooth decay, malocclusion, and faulty dental work. If we find early-stage gum disease (gingivitis) or advanced gum disease (periodontitis), we will recommend periodontal therapy.
And finally, Dr. Schmid’s dental team will take X-rays and digital photos to help determine any underlying issues that need to be addressed. We can also discuss cosmetic dentistry enhancements if you are interested in improving the appearance of your smile.