Dental Checkups And Cleanings Safeguard Your Smile

When you have a checkup and cleaning every six months, this can help boost the health and beauty of your smile. Which is why we urge you and your family to undergo one every six months. In today’s blog, your Prairie Village, KS, dentist talks about how we help safeguard smiles with our exams and dental cleanings.

The Importance of Your Dental Checkup

A dental checkup is an opportunity for our team to examine your smile every six months. Since serious oral health concerns like tooth decay and gum disease don’t form overnight, this a chance to identify these issues in their earliest stages. We can then create a treatment plan to address them! Our team will use advanced digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to ensure an exam and diagnosis with precision and accuracy. We will look for issues like tooth decay, dental infection, gingivitis, and gum disease. We also screen for oral cancer for adults, and for kids we may sure baby teeth erupt and fall out on schedule. For kids, these visits can instill good oral health habits and help them avoid developing dental anxiety!

Removing Plaque and Tartar

In the same visit, we will take time to clean your teeth. The dental cleaning involves using an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool to gently break up and remove all plaque and tartar buildup from your smile. The process only takes a few minutes, and we then polish your teeth for a brighter appearance and to limit the ability of plaque and tartar from forming on the teeth before your next visit. This helps lower the risk of cavities, infections, inflammation, and even periodontal disease, while also limiting the risk of bad breath and teeth stains.

Continuing Your Care at Home

Our team also wants you to take good care of your smile from home, which can help control buildup until we see you for an exam and cleaning. You should brush your teeth in the morning and at night for at least two minutes, using a fluoride toothpaste each time. We also urge people to floss every evening before they brush that second time. These actions, along with a diet low in sugar and starch, can help you avoid issues like cavities and periodontal disease. If you have any questions about how we protect smiles with a checkup and cleaning, or if you want to schedule one for you or a member of your family, then contact our team today!


Our team wants to help you and your family maintain your best possible smiles. To find out more about the preventive treatments we offer, you can call Dr. Browne in Prairie Village, KS, at 913-901-8585.