Start The Year With A Healthy Smile

Take care of your smile in the new year with Dr. Browne in Prairie Village, KS

Christmas is in just a few days, and New Year’s is right around the corner. If you have not scheduled your cleaning already, January is a great month to come in. You can start the year off with a clean smile and check for any potential problems. Your Prairie Village, Kansas dentist offers comprehensive general dentistry to patients. In today’s blog, we are here to talk about what is included in these appointments.

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Preventive Cleanings And Cancer Screenings

The purpose of seeing the dentist biannually is to ensure that you are in good health. We will clean the buildup of plaque and tartar that normally cannot be removed with a toothbrush. In addition to this, we will also have X-rays done that can help monitor for cavities and other problems. These examinations give us a closer look at issues that may go unnoticed.

 During your cleaning, we will look for any abnormalities or changes in your dental health. If we notice anything different, we will let you know and produce a treatment plan. One major problem we check for is oral cancer, which can be seen in changes to your tongue or mouth. Catching oral cancer early allows you to be treated by an oncologist faster.

Repairing Other Problems

Common problems such as cavities and gingivitis may be detected as well. If we see tooth decay, we will schedule an appointment for the cavity to be filled. This process helps stop the bacteria from spreading deeper into the pulp, which can cause more major issues.

Gingivitis – the first stage of gum disease – can be treated with ultrasonic cleanings. This is a deeper cleaning than a normal checkup includes. Ultrasonic cleaning allows us to remove plaque from below the gumline that contributes to gum disease. If this problem is ignored, periodontitis can worsen and cannot be treated.

Other Ways We Can Help

If your smile is in good health, then we will see you in another six months for your next checkup. You can also talk to your dentist about cosmetic treatment options if you would like to improve your smile. These are not necessary for your oral hygiene, but they can enhance your smile. We have options such as teeth whitening, bonding, contouring, and more.

We also offer restorative dentistry if you have a tooth that has been damaged or fallen out. These treatments will be tailored to your needs. Your dentist and you can produce the best solution for you, whether that be a root canal, a crown, or other procedure.

Schedule Your Next Appointment Today

If it has been longer than six months since you have seen your dentist, it is time to make an appointment. call our Prairie Village, KS dental office at 913-901-8585.