We recommend our patients visit our dental office at least twice a year to maintain their oral health. At Randolph Family Dental, we’ll give you a thorough dental checkup: a full examination, a professional cleaning, X-rays when necessary, and an oral cancer screening.
Maintaining your oral health goes beyond your normal routine of brushing at least twice a day and flossing. Some issues may arise over time - not only in the teeth but potentially in the gums, mouth and jaw. The best way to treat cavities, gum disease and cancer is to identify them as early as possible. When you come in for a routine checkup at our dental office in Schertz, we’ll carefully check your teeth, gums, mouth, tongue and jaw.
A full examination of your mouth, gums and teeth comes first from your dentist. We’ll inspect your teeth and gums for easy-to-miss things like bacteria, plaque, cavities or gum disease. This will help our dentists provide you with the right treatment plan going forward.
Next, we’ll perform a professional cleaning. Think of this as a deeper cleaning that will provide you with more benefits than you would receive from a normal brushing. We’ll use special dental tools to scrape away any buildup of bacteria or plaque on the teeth or in the gums, and we’ll make sure we get those hard-to-reach spots. After that’s done, we’ll polish and floss your teeth. Your smile will be cleaner and whiter than it was when you walked in.
With the images we get from X-rays, we’ll get a deeper and more detailed look at what’s going on in your mouth. This will confirm anything our dentists find in the full examination, or help us make sure we catch anything that might be harder to see with the naked eye.
When it comes to cancer, the earlier you detect it, the better. Our dentists know what to look for in terms of early signs and symptoms. They’ll inspect your face, mouth, tongue, gums and throat for any signs of cancerous tissue.
Remember — for optimal oral health, you should plan on visiting your dentist at least twice a year. Schedule a regular dental appointment in Schertz today at (210) 664-0544 to stay on top of your oral health.