At the office of Ellenton Family Dental, we suggest all of our patients follow the American Dental Association’s recommendation of visiting a dental office at least two times a year for a regular checkup. These visits allow us to examine your mouth for any oral health issues, and if anything is discovered, we can promptly provide the most effective treatment.
Your gentle, carefully performed dental checkup begins with a thorough, full dental examination. We carefully assess your teeth, gums, inner cheek lining, throat and lips to check for any abnormalities and problems such as cavities, bite issues, tartar buildup, gum problems, swelling or abscesses. For issues that may go unnoticed by the naked eye, we make use of digital X-rays which help capture digital images of your oral structures and allow us to check for any issues immediately. We also perform a screening for oral cancer to rule out the possibility of this dangerous disease.
A regular dental checkup also includes a professional cleaning of the teeth and mouth. Our skilled hygienists make use of special dental instruments to clean around and between your teeth and at the gum line, eliminating plaque, and giving you a fresh, clean mouth and fresh breath.