Dental checkups and cleanings play an important role in the general maintenance of your smile and overall health. Unless you are told to do so otherwise, you should plan to attend these appointments on a semiannual basis. By doing so, Dr. Browne and your hygienist can work together to protect your teeth and gums. Your cleaning will fight the accumulation of plaque and tartar that make you vulnerable to gingivitis and tooth decay. Through visual examinations and reviews with advanced imaging technology, Dr. Browne can provide thorough evaluations and timely warnings about the broad range of issues that can affect our smiles.
Dr. Browne uses imaging technology and direct evaluations to assess the health of your teeth, gums, and oral structures. Beyond looking for cavities and gum disease, these reviews can check for potentially serious issues like oral cancer. We can also work with patients who exhibit symptoms of TMJ disorder and bruxism, two quality of life issues that can cause chronic pain and harm your smile.
Professional teeth cleanings go beyond the home care that you put into your smile with brushing and flossing. Your hygienist dislodges plaque as well as tartar, the hardened form of plaque that resists at-home removal. These sessions also ensure that hard to reach areas are cleaned, and they provide welcome feedback to help you improve your routine as needed to avoid oral health issues.
Through consistent dental checkups and cleanings, you protect yourself against common smile threats like dental decay and gum disease. You also enjoy timely warnings and preventive care that can help against other concerns that can impact your teeth, gums, and oral structures. If you would like to find out more, reach out to our Prairie Village, KS dental practice at 913-901-8585.