Your Dental Health
Your dental health is connected to your overall well-being. Good oral hygiene at home, brushing and flossing, as well as scheduling regular professional exams and cleanings are paramount to keeping you on the road to optimal dental health.
Regular examinations, by your dentist, help detect and prevent health issues before they become serious. Consistent dental check-ups help catch problems when they are small and easier to treat. Left unattended, small treatable problems become worse and may require more extensive, expensive procedures to repair. Dental examinations generally include the following:
Professional cleanings performed by a licensed hygienist are just as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing. Using specialized tools and training, your hygienist at Columbia View Dental will:
Some patients will require a deep cleaning due to gum disease and past periodontal treatments. Our dentists will review your past dental history and identify any issues you may need treatment for.
Dental X-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Dentists can detect issues with X-rays before they become problems saving you money in the long run by preventing the need for more extensive, expensive procedures or surgeries. X-rays are primarily used to detect:
• Internal tooth decay
• Cysts (fluid filled sacks at the base of your teeth)
• Tumors, both cancerous and non-cancerous
• Impacted teeth
• Teeth that are still coming in