Routine cleanings and checkups are one of the best defenses against dental issues. At the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry, we like to see our patients come in at least twice a year for their general dental care. In many cases, just professional cleanings twice a year and performing good oral hygiene at home can maintain a healthy smile.
Even if you are meticulous in your oral hygiene routine at home, professional cleanings are still needed to maintain excellent oral health. Brushing and flossing can remove almost all bacteria and plaque but not all. Tartar can still form in tough to reach areas, creating a possibility for gum disease. Our hygienists can perform thorough cleanings to keep your gums healthy. If there are any signs of gum disease, we can begin treatment immediately to reverse the process and keep your smile healthy.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
The second part of preventive care is your routine exams. Catching dental issues early is the most effective way to reduce dental costs and to prevent major oral health problems. Small pockets of decay can be quickly and painlessly removed and repaired. Cracks can be filled, or a dental crown can be placed to fix a damaged tooth. If left to progress, a little tooth issue could lead to a need for extraction. We can save most teeth from loss if our patients come in for regular checkups and treatments as part of their preventive care plan.
The good news is that checkups and cleanings are usually covered under preventive care. Most dental plans offer 100% coverage for these routine visits. This makes it an affordable way to maintain your oral health, and avoid costly dental treatments that may not be completely covered under insurance. Contact us today to schedule your next cleaning and checkup at one of the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry’s three offices. We have locations in Great Bridge, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach for your convenience.