Checkups & Cleanings in Grand Island
The foundation of any dental treatment plan is regular dental checkups and professional cleaning appointments at Stec Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. Many patients think these appointments aren’t necessary if they don’t notice any problems with their smile, but unfortunately, many oral health issues have extremely subtle warning signs in the earliest stages meaning they go unnoticed without professional evaluation leading to more significant damage down the line. The American Dental Association recommends patients visit at least two times each year in order to prevent the majority of oral health issues, and diagnose and treat others in their earliest stages. There are typically four parts to a six month checkup with our Grand Island, NE team.
- Diagnostics – we capture images of the underlying structures of patients’ smiles to ensure there are no issues with the alignment of the bite or jaw that could be detrimental to oral health as well as finding decay or damage that might otherwise go unnoticed.
- Evaluation – we carefully evaluate patients’ teeth, gums, lips, throat, and other facial structures screening for signs of common oral health concerns including tooth decay, gum disease, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, and oral cancer.
- Professional cleaning – one of our skilled hygienists carefully removes bacteria, plaque, and tartar from even the hardest to access parts of teeth.
- Consultation – one of the dentists sits down with patients one on one to answer questions, discuss areas for concern, and create a treatment plan to achieve and maintain the optimal level of oral health so patients are able to keep their naturally healthy smiles for life
If you’re ready to schedule your dental checkup with our team, contact us today. We look forward to helping you achieve your smile goals.