Routine Dental Checkups

Routine dental checkups are vital to good oral hygiene and are the best way to detect problems at their earliest stages. Early detection and treatment saves unnecessary discomfort and money.
The Academy of General Dentistry recommends checkups twice a year. Oral hygiene needs change with age and the condition of your teeth and gums. Your dentist may recommend a checkup schedule that is more frequent than twice a year depending on the condition of your teeth and gums.

What to Expect

Your dental checkup includes:

  • A visual exam of your mouth, face, jaw, and neck
  • X-rays, as determined by the dentist
  • A gingival pocket exam
  • Professional cleaning of your teeth
  • Comprehensive examination of teeth and gums