The dental checkup and cleanings administered at Healthy Smiles Dental Care PC are designed to address every facet involved in maintaining good oral health. This starts with a thorough dental cleaning performed by one of our highly trained dental hygienists and it is followed by a dental exam performed by Dr. Chris Kim.
Throughout the course of the dental cleaning, the hygienist will look for overt signs of tooth decay and periodontal disease. They can note these issues for the dentist to pay extra attention. At the end of the cleaning, they will perform a dental polishing treatment to remove any surface stains from your teeth. If your tooth enamel has significant staining problems, you might want to inquire about your professional whitening options.
Then your dentist will perform a thorough examination of your mouth, giving special attention to any trouble spots the hygienist previously noted. If there are cavities, signs of gum disease or other issues, we will explain your possible treatment options.
At the conclusion of the checkup, your dentist will administer a basic cancer screening, examining your mouth, neck, and tongue for signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. If he is concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel, he might recommend administering a fluoride treatment.
If you live in the Windsor Locks, Connecticut, area and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 860-623-2601 to set up an appointment at Healthy Smiles Dental Care PC.