Houston Dental Cleaning and Checkups
Caring for your smile takes more than just daily brushing and flossing at home. Routine professional cleanings and checkups are a vital element in protecting your oral health. At Pearl Dentistry, we focus on the importance of preventative care for our patients. Staying on top of your oral health can prevent major tooth and gum issues, catching small issues before they become larger dental or medical health problems.
We recommend our patients come in at least twice a year for a professional cleaning. Even if you are meticulous in your oral hygiene at home, you can benefit from bi-annual cleanings at our office. While brushing and flossing remove most plaque and bacteria from your teeth, there can be areas that are difficult to reach. Our hygienist can ensure your teeth and gums are in good health and all plaque or tartar are removed.
Checkups and Digital X-Rays
Another important aspect of maintaining your oral health is regular checkups. We start by obtaining digital x-rays of your teeth to scan for any possible abnormalities in your teeth or jaw. Digital x-rays do not use film and require less radiation than traditional x-rays, making them a safer choice for our patients. The process is also quicker and gives better images for detecting cavities and other dental problems.
Your annual checkup gives our dentist a chance to scan for any oral issues that may be occurring. A small pocket of decay or a tiny crack on a tooth can be quickly remedied. If left untreated, this types of tooth damage can grow into larger and more expensive problems that can affect your oral health. By catching them early, you protect your smile and save time and money in the long run.
Your teeth are not the only reason to come in for regular checkups. At pearl Dentistry, we use the latest technology to scan for any oral health issues, including cancer screenings. Using VELscope Vx, we can detect tissue changes that are early signs of oral cancers or other serious health issues.
Why Choose Pearl Dentistry for Cleanings and Checkups?
You want the best care for your family’s smiles. At Pearl Dentistry, we have an experienced, friendly dental team that will treat you like one of our family. We offer the latest dental technology and methods to care for your oral health during your cleanings, checkups and dental treatments in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. We also offer a full list of comprehensive dental services, including oral surgery, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.