Cleanings & Checkups
One of the most important ways to keep your smile healthy is through preventive oral care. Checkups and cleanings are covered by most dental insurance plans and can be one of the best ways to avoid serious oral health issues. At Lufkin Family Dental, we encourage our patients to keep up with annual exams and bi-annual cleanings to prevent gum disease and other serious dental problems.
Home oral care is important, but it is not always enough to keep decay or gum disease at bay. Professional cleanings can remove plaque and tartar that may be in difficult to reach areas. Our dental hygienist also performs a periodontal exam during cleanings to look for signs of early gum disease or gingivitis. If caught early, gum disease can be treated and reversed to prevent further dental and overall health issues. Most of our patients should come in for cleanings every six months, some more often.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
The other important component of preventive care is your annual dental exam. Dental problems do not usually occur overnight; they start small and grow larger over time. Dr. Williams performs comprehensive dental exams that can catch small patches of decay or tooth cracks before they become larger, more expensive problems. He can also scan for oral cancers that are very treatable if they are detected in the early stages.
Everyone should get regular checkups and cleanings to protect their oral health. It is one of the best ways to maintain excellent dental health and save money off dental treatments. Since routine checkup and cleaning visits are often covered 100% by many dental insurance plans, it is affordable. For those without insurance, checkups and cleanings can reduce the need for more expensive treatments and are an investment in your overall health. Contact Lufkin Family Dental today to schedule your next checkup and cleaning for you and your family.