With the end of the year just a few weeks away, you should make sure to schedule your visit so you can use your remaining 2020 dental insurance benefits and enjoy optimal oral health. But what happens during your exam? What should you and your family expect from a visit with your Bedford, MA, dentist?
A Final Checkup for 2020
The exam is a chance for us to take a very close look at the current state of your oral health. With technology like digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, our team can look for signs of developing concerns, such as cavities, gum inflammation and periodontal disease, or wear and friction that could point to TMJ disorder or bruxism. We also screen for oral cancer too. A checkup is a chance to identify possible problems early and treat them before you develop painful symptoms or serious complications, many of which could lead to tooth loss. We can then create a treatment plan to address them, and may solutions can be completed in a single visit. With your remaining coverage, we can help you start 2021 with a healthier and brighter smile.
Cleaning Your Smile
Along with an exam to point out areas of concern, we also help manage your oral health with a cleaning. A dental cleaning means we carefully remove all plaque and tartar with an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool. The remove all of the buildup means we lower the risk of issues like cavities and gum disease, and also help prevent bad breath and teeth stains. We suggest these visits for people of all ages, from kids to adults.
Care at Home
With the holiday season in full swing, many of us will be tempted by sugary treats, and could become lapse in our oral health habits with our time off. Be sure you eat sugary holiday favorites in moderation, drink plenty of water, and brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes. You also need to floss in between each and every in the evening too. These actions help remove trapped food particles and protect the smile from worsening plaque buildup until we can see you for a cleaning. If you have any questions about our visits, or if you would like to schedule one for you or a member of your family, then contact our team today. We want to work with you to end 2020 with a better smile.
Do You Have Questions About Preventive Dentistry?
Our team is ready to help you maintain optimal oral health with a routine exam. To learn more about how we keep smiles of all ages strong and healthy, then schedule a consultation by calling Kennedy Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Bedford, MA, today at (781) 275-0200.