Schedule Your Dental Exam And Protect Your Smile

When was the last time you made an appointment for yourself or your family? We recommend a checkup and cleaning visit every six months to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong. In today’s blog, your Prairie Village, KS, dentist explains what makes a dental exam so essential and why you should attend one every six months.

The Importance of a Dental Exam

As we touched on above, we want to see you and your family for a checkup every six months. The oral health issues that can threaten smile stability don’t form overnight, and a visit every few months means a greater likelihood of catching these issues early and treating them before they cause further problems for your smile. Our team takes a close look at your smile with advanced digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, so we can make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy. We then create a treatment plan to address the concerns we uncover. For kids, these visits help them better understand their oral health and also limit the risk of dental anxiety in adulthood!

Cleaning Your Smile

As part of your dental exam, our team will also clean the smile. The dental cleaning helps patients of all ages, and allows us to remove all plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth, which brushing and flossing alone cannot do. Our team will accomplish this with an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual pick. Once we remove the buildup, we will polish the teeth for a brighter appearance and to help limit how much plaque and tartar can accumulate before your next cleaning appointment.

Tips for Stronger Smiles

We also love to take the opportunity to talk to you about caring for your smile in between our office visits. For example, we discuss proper brushing and why doing so twice a day for two minutes can help protect your teeth from tooth decay. Our team will also discuss flossing every evening to lower the risk of gingivitis and gum disease by removing what a toothbrush cannot reach. Better snack and meal options, which lower the amount of sugar and starch in your diet, can be helpful too. If you have any questions about how we protect your smile with a routine checkup and cleaning visit every six months, or if you would like to schedule one for you or a member of your family, then contact our team today to learn more.


Our team provides dental checkups and cleanings to keep smiles healthy and strong. You can call Dr. Browne in Prairie Village, KS, at 913-901-8585. With preventive dentistry, we can help patients of all ages avoid issues like tooth decay and gum disease, so smiles remain whole and healthy for years to come.