Step Up Your Oral Health Game with Dental Cleanings and Exams

You have not been keen to see a dentist every six months as per the recommendation of the American Dental Association. After all, why fix what’s not broken? The reality is that your teeth and gums may feel great because you brush twice a day and floss daily, but this at-home oral care isn’t fool-proof – tooth decay and gum disease can still bite.

That said, consider dental cleanings and exams from Absolute Dental Care twice a year. Dr. Todd Anderson and his dedicated team are committed to providing you with high-quality care using the latest technology and techniques. 

What to expect during your appointment 

It may sound gross, but your mouth is home to countless bacteria – well, some aren’t harmful, but others can wreak havoc on your teeth and gums. Your at-home oral care eliminates most of the bacteria, but you need the help of a dentist to win the battle against all gum disease-causing bacteria. Here is what to expect when you schedule an appointment with our dental practice: 

  • Dental exam: Before cleaning, Dr. Anderson checks your teeth and gums to look for tooth decay and gum disease symptoms. Dental x-rays are also critical to examine interproximal cavities and the general health of your jawbone.
  • Oral cancer screening: Dental appointments aren’t all about cleaning. Dr. Anderson examines your mouth tissues to look out for lesions, canker sores, lumps, and other abnormalities that may indicate the presence of mouth cancer.
  • Dental cleaning: Here, the dentist uses a scaler to remove plaque and tartar on your teeth and beneath the gum line. After clean-up, we polish and floss your teeth to remove any lurking debris.
  • Planned advanced care: If we find cavities, gum disease, and other dental challenges, we devise a treatment plan to restore your oral health to its optimal best. 

Preventive dentistry is the most cost-effective way of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Haven’t seen a dentist for years? Don’t worry. It’s never too late to protect your dental health. If you are in Nixa, MO, and its environs, please dial 417-725-4746 to book an appointment with Absolute Dental Care for a professional dental checkup.