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When was the last time you visited a dentist? Looking for teeth cleanings and complete checkups in Potomac, MD? Getting checked at least twice a year would help you keep on track with having good oral hygiene. Having good habits at home, such as brushing after every meal, can pave the way for a healthy mouth! However, it is recommended to visit your dentist at least twice a year to help protect your teeth even further with the use of fluoride and sealants during professional cleanings.
We also encourage our patients to come in for complete checkups that will allow the doctor to check that everything is going fine and also to check for abnormal tissue. Here at Potomac Crown Dentistry, we care for the well-being of our patients, and we think it is very important to do oral cancer screenings during our checkups, as the key to a successful treatment is early detection. Ready for your teeth cleaning and complete dental checkup in Potomac, MD? Schedule your appointment with us today!
During a complete cleaning, the dentist will thoroughly clean each tooth, reaching those areas that are hard to reach with a toothbrush and also use special tools to get in between the teeth and make sure all the tartar and plaque doesn’t build up. Bacteria create a thin film on the surface of teeth that contains waste and toxins, which can harm your teeth. Making sure all that is gone is crucial; also, to help strengthen your teeth and avoid cavities and buildup from happening, sealants and fluoride are applied to each tooth. Tools also reach below the gum to prevent bacteria from forming there and can help you keep up your good dental hygiene.
The complete checkups will give the dentist and yourself a good idea of the overall health of your mouth. We use digital X-rays to make sure we see the development and have more information to better treat your case. Digital X-rays are known to reduce radiation by up to 60%, and we think that is really important because we care about our patients!
Another part of the checkup is doing an oral cancer screening which will help diagnose early for a better chance of successful treatment. Having screens done regularly is very important to us and for our patients to understand. About 50,000 are diagnosed with oral cancer each year, and out of that number, 10,000 get diagnosed when it is too late for treatment to be effective. We do a complete check of your cheeks, gums, teeth, and tissue in your mouth, looking for bumps, lesions, or abnormal tissue that could indicate the presence of cancer. We want our patients to rest comfortably knowing that their health is ok, so we encourage everyone to come in for an oral cancer screening.
If you would like to come in for a professional cleaning or a complete checkup, call (301) 359-1600, or visit us at 11908 Darnestown Road, Suite A, North Potomac; MD 20878 – we can’t wait to take care of all your dental needs!